There has been no new developments at the Soufriere Hill volcano during the past twelve hours. Small to moderate size rockfalls from the dome continued to dominate the activity. Two outstanding rockfall signals occurred at 21:58 pm and at 12:00 midnight. Both events had durations in excess of one minute and had managed to clip the records of the closest seismic stations. All other rockfall signals were notably smaller in amplitude and duration. Two small near-regional earthquakes were recorded at 20:02 pm and 20:12 pm. No long period nor hybrid earthquakes occurred during the update period. 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.
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.