Volcanic activity at the Soufriere Hills volcano during the night was at about the same level as that which obtained yesterday. Seismicity is still dominated by small- to moderate-sized rockfall signals. A few long-period events were also recorded during the period. Low-amplitude broadband tremor has been intermittent throughout the night. One regional event was recorded by the seismograph network at about 04:17 this morning.
Visibility during the early morning from the Observatory and Bramble Airport has been much improved since yesterday and brief view were obtained of the dome. Rockfalls observed early today from the northeastern flank of the dome generated ash plumes which rose up to about 3500 ft above seal level.
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.