The level of activity at the Soufriere Hills volcano during the night was considerably lower than that observed during the past several days. It continues to be dominated by small- to moderate-sized rockfalls from the lava dome. Volcano-tectonic, long-period and hybrid earthquake occurrence was low. Broadband tremor was intermittent and was also generally at a lower level than during the past several days.
The volcano was covered by low clouds during the early morning.
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.