Volcanic activity at the Soufriere Hills volcano during the night has been at a slightly higher level to that observed during yesterday. Seismicity continues to be dominated by small- to moderate-sized rockfall signals. The very small repetitive hybrid events which appeared on the Chances Peak seismic station on Saturday 18 May declined further in size and frequency during the night and are now no longer being recorded. Intermittent low-amplitude broadband tremor continued throughout the night on the Gages seismic station.
Visibility during the early morning from the Observatory and Bramble Airport was poor; low cloud cover continue to obscure the top of the volcano.
The MVO still views the situation at the Soufriere Hills Volcano with grave concern and the scientists continue 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.