The level of seismic activity at the volcano has been very low overnight, with only three small volcano-tectonic earthquakes and one rockfall signal recorded. There was also a moderate regional earthquake at 03:20- the location of this event is not yet known, but it was to the north of Montserrat. The tremor level on the Gages seismic station has been higher since just before midnight. This tremor is thought to be due to steam and water movement near Gages.
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 activity. Further volcano-tectonic earthquake swarms are expected during the next few days. However, the scientists cannot be sure that the earthquakes will lead to potentially dangerous volcanic activity in the near future. 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.