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. The largest of these events which occurred at about 16:46 on 27 May produced an eruption column which reached up to 7000 feet above sea level and caused light ashfall in areas to the west of the volcano. A few small long-period events were recorded during the night and low-amplitude broadband tremor has been intermittent throughout.
Visibility during the early morning from the Observatory and Bramble Airport has been slightly overcast with no clear views being obtained of the dome.
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.