The level of activity at the volcano decreased overnight with very little other than rockfall-type signals being recorded. A few small rockfall signals were also recorded by the seismic network. One volcano-tectonic earthquakes was recorded early today.
The volcano is very clear this morning and good views were obtained from the helicopter. The eastern face of the 1 October dome is slightly modified from what it was yesterday afternoon, and a few small rockfalls were seen from this area. There is a small spine on the southwestern side of the dome, and it is producing quite a bit of sulphur dioxide. Lots of steam is coming from the outside wall of the scar, especially near to Castle Peak. A dome volume survey is under way this morning to assess how much the dome may have grown over the past few days.
The volcano remains in a highly dangerous condition. Pyroclastic flows and possibly another explosive eruption could start with little warning. All residents of Montserrat are urged to exercise caution while visiting the evacuated zone. The Tar River and Long Ground areas are extremely dangerous, and people entering these areas face a high risk of death.