No views of the crater area or the upper reaches of the ghauts have been possible late yesterday and this morning due to cloud cover.
A quick glance through the seismograph records for May and June indicated that the activity dropped to equivalent level only for relatively short periods of about 12 hours on May 30, May 24 and May 18. The current level of activity is therefore quite likely to be temporary. The volcano is still unstable potentially harmful to people and property on both the eastern and upper western flanks . The Tar River, Long Ground and Whites areas to the east and upper Fort Ghaut, Gages Village and Upper Amersham areas to the west are all extremely hazardous. The road between Lee's Estate and Ryners Village remains closed. People should not enter these areas under any circumstances. If they do, they put themselves and others at direct risk of very serious injury or death. Visits to the rest of the evacuated zone should be kept to an absolute minimum.