Seismic activity since 4:00 pm yesterday has been at a slightly higher level than the preceding reporting period. The general pattern of activity has not changed however. Small and a few moderate sized rockfalls continue to be recorded and there were a few long-period events and hybrid events. None of these seismic signals saturated the recorders but some had durations that extended for two to four minutes. This probably means that these signals were generated by small ash flows or rockfalls emanating from sections of the crater where the run off distance is longer. Broadband seismic tremor was at a low level throughout the night.
Visibility was poor yesterday evening and this morning, with the volcano obscured by clouds.
Dome growth is still continuing and therefore 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 and Long Ground 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.