Between 4:00 pm yesterday and this morning it appears that there was no marked variation in the level of activity at the Soufriere Hills Volcano. The seismograph records of the closest stations were dominated by almost continuous low to moderate amplitude broad band tremor, indicating that a slightly higher level of venting may be occurring. Small-to-moderate-sized rockfalls continue to occur on the lava dome but the quantity recorded during the period under review was slightly less than the previous period.
Low cloud during the late afternoon and early morning prevented views of all but the lower flanks of the volcano. The MVO staff believe that the volcano remains in the same heightened state of activity as yesterday. The danger level on the upper western side of the volcano and in Tar river and Long Ground is extremely high so these areas should not be entered under any circumstances. Visits to other evacuated zone must be kept to a minimum. People who fail to comply with these warnings will put themselves at direct risk of serious injury or horrible death.