The seismic activity at the volcano has continued at a high level overnight with the volcano-tectonic swarm which began at 19:24 on 03 November continuing. More than 100 events have been recorded since 16:00 yesterday. The size of the events has varied, with the largest being about the same size as the maximum recorded during the swarm of 1-2 November. All of the events are located at shallow depths beneath the crater. There is no evidence of the deeper earthquakes which were part of the weekend swarm.
Conditions at the volcano this morning have been very overcast and so no views of the summit have been possible.
The scientific team at MVO are very concerned about the current level of seismic activity at the volcano. However, the scientists cannot be sure that the earthquakes will lead to potentially dangerous volcanic activity 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. 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.