Activity at the Soufriere Hills Volcano has been at about the same level as yesterday. Seismicity continues to be dominated by small- to moderate- sized rockfall signals. There has been a small amount of intermittent low-amplitude broadband tremor during the night. Sustained broad-band tremor was recorded on the Gages seismic station from 00:05 to 00:39 this morning, and with very high amplitude from 00:15 to 00:23. It was not recorded on any other seismic station and must have been produced by something very localised, possibly a mudflow close to the station. There were also a few hybrid events and long period events during the night.
Cloud cover prevented clear views of the summit of the volcano early this morning.
Scientists at the Montserrat Volcano Observatory view the situation at the Soufriere Hills Volcano with grave concern. Visits to the evacuated zone should be kept to a minimum. The Tar River, Long Ground and Whites areas are extremely dangerous due to the frequent occurrence of pyroclastic flows in the Tar River valley. People should not enter these areas under any circumstances. If they do, they put themselves at direct risk of serious injury or death.