The activity at the volcano has decreased overnight with the volcano-tectonic swarm that began on 00:27 on 1 November coming to an end at 21:28 last night. Only twelve volcano-tectonic events were recorded since 16:00 yesterday. A few small- to moderate-sized rockfalls were also recorded; no ash clouds were reported from these events.
Conditions at the volcano this morning have been very overcast and so no views of the summit have been possible.
Despite the reduction in activity level at the volcano overnight the scientific team at MVO is still concerned about the change in activity during the previous 48 hours. The scientists cannot be sure that the earthquake swarm will lead to a potentially dangerous volcanic explosion in the next few days. We advise that the alert level remains at Orange and that it may be a few days before the alert level can move down again even if activity level continue to be low. We stress that the volcano is still in a very dangerous state and that all residents should follow the recommendations laid out in the alert procedures, and listen to Radio Montserrat.