The volcano has been peaceful overnight. There were a few volcano-tectonic earthquakes recorded yesterday evening and a few small rockfall signals early this morning.
Despite the lull in activity there is still a chance of further explosions and the pyroclastic flows generated could reach the Belham Valley and endanger Friths and Salem.
After explosions fallout may occur anywhere on the island, so hard hats or other suitable protection should be worn. Preferably, people should shelter in a sturdy building and wait for the fallout to end. The pumice and coarse ash deposited over the previous few days has made many roads very treacherous. Plenty of time should be allowed for any journey and drivers should be very careful. The wearing of ash masks is recommended at all times. Everyone is advised to keep listening to Radio Montserrat for information on the activity.