Seismic activity at the Soufriere Hills volcano during the night has been dominated by small- to moderate-sized rockfall signals. The level of broadband tremor has varied throughout the night but has been generally lower than the levels which were recorded during most of yesterday. A few hybrid events were recorded by the Chances Peak seismograph station.
Visibility during the early morning from the Observatory and Bramble Airport was very poor with low cloud cover obscuring the volcano.
Residents of the areas affected by the heavy ashfalls of yesterday are strongly advised to wear dust masks when outside or when cleaning up ash inside. Drivers are warned of potentially hazardous driving conditions due to ash on the roads and should drive with caution. The present level of activity at the Soufriere Hills Volcano continues to cause concern to the scientists. The MVO urges that visits to the evacuated zone are kept to a minimum. Given yesterday's events in the east, it is important to again emphasize that the Tar River, Long Ground and Whites areas are extremely dangerous and should not be entered under any circumstances.