Seismic activity at the Soufriere Hills volcano during the night has continued at the same slightly reduced level seen during the past two days. It is still dominated by the occurrence of small, repetitive hybrid earthquakes at a rate of about one per two minutes. Several rockfalls and/or small explosions were also recorded. Intermittent low to moderate amplitude broadband tremor was recorded at the Gages seismic station, with the duration of the most significant episode being about 90 minutes long.
Viewing conditions of the volcano at first light were generally poor because of low cloud cover.
In spite of the slightly reduced level of activity at the Soufriere Hills volcano during the past two days, scientists at the MVO still view the situation with grave concern. The MVO continues to urge that visits to the evacuated zone be kept to a minimum. The Tar River, Long Ground and Whites areas are extremely dangerous, and should not be entered under any circumstances.