Seismic activity overnight has been consistent with the level and style recorded yesterday, a probable indication that the focal area of dome growth is again in transition. Small to moderate sized rockfalls occurred most commonly. The signals were notably stronger on the eastern seismographs, suggesting that activity may still be concentrated on the eastern slopes of the dome. After several scattered overnight rain showers three moderate sized mudflow signals were recorded on the Gages seismograph shortly at 03:10, 04:27 and 06:24 am this morning. These signals ran for about half an hour and most likely originated from the Fort Ghaut area. There were no notable periods of seismic tremor.
Visibility was poor yesterday evening and this morning, with the volcano obscured by clouds.
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.