The seismic activity at the volcano has decreased further last night, with the volcano-tectonic earthquake swarm which began on 03 November finally coming to an end at 21:32. Only about seven volcanic earthquakes occurred during the night. These were mostly located at shallow depths beneath the crater. A few moderate-sized rockfall signals were also recorded, mostly during the earlier part of the night.
The volcano is once again shrouded in cloud this morning, and so no views of the crater have been possible. However conditions look favourable for some clear views to be obtained during the day.
The scientific team at MVO remain highly 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 near future. We advise that the alert level will not be decreased at least for another few days. The volcano is still in a very dangerous state and all residents should follow the recommendations laid out in the alert procedures, and listen to Radio Montserrat.