During the past 12 hours seismic activity at the volcano has been at about the same low level as the preceding reporting period. Small rockfalls continue to occur mainly from the eastern face of the lava dome. A few long period and hybrid earthquakes were also recorded. Steam venting activity appeared to have been at a generally higher level overnight since broadband seismic tremor occurred variably throughout the period.
Visibility was poor yesterday evening and this morning, with the volcano obscured by clouds.
Dome growth is 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.