Seismic activity overnight has been at a relatively low level, continuing the pattern seen over the last few days. Small rockfalls continue to be recorded and there were a few long-period events and hybrid events. There were no periods of seismic tremor.
Visibility was poor yesterday evening and this morning, with the volcano obscured by clouds. There were reports yesterday of a strong sulphur smell from the north side of the volcano. This was due to the unusual wind directions caused by the passing of Hurricane Bertha.
The threats posed by the Soufriere Hills Volcano continue at the same or a greater level as over the past several months. The Tar River, Long Ground and Whites areas to the east and the upper Fort Ghaut, Gages Village and Upper Amersham areas to the west are still extremely hazardous. People should not enter these areas under any circumstances because they put themselves and others at direct risk of very serious injury or death. People are urged to keep visits to the evacuated zone to a minimum.