The relatively low level of activity at the Soufriere Hills volcano seen during the past several days continues. Activity is still dominated by small- to moderate-sized rockfalls from the growing lava dome. The largest rockfall occurred at 02:19 this morning. A few small long-period and hybrid earthquakes were also recorded. Intermittent, low-amplitude broadband tremor was recorded by the Gages seismic station throughout the period and this again is probably indicative of increased steam emission in the Crater.
The low cloud cover prevented any views of the dome during the early morning period.
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.