Activity at the Soufriere Hill Volcano has been at the same level as yesterday. The frequency of occurrence of rockfall signals was generally similar but the actual events were notably smaller. The largest of these signals arrived at about 12:44 am. It maintained full amplitude on the Long Ground seismic recorder for over one minute. All other signals were smaller in amplitude and duration. Only one long period event occurred overnight. Venting appeared to have been at a low level due to the absence of broadband tremor on the records.
Visibility remained very poor during the daylight hours of the update period. Only views of the lower flanks of the volcano have been possible.
From the above indications it appears that dome growth is still occurring but at snail's pace. The volcano remains unstable and therefore continues to threaten 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 still extremely hazardous. The road between Lee's Estate and Ryner's 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.