Activity at the volcano has been at a lower level overnight. The VT swarm that started at about 15:30 on 09 November effectively ended soon after 18:00 last evening (11 November). Only two large and a few small VT earthquakes have been recorded during the night; these were located at shallow depths beneath the crater, similar to most of the activity in recent swarms. Two periods of seismic tremor were recorded on the Gages station through the night. The first was probably related to enhanced steaming between about 20:00 and 21:00 on 11 November. The second, lasting about 10 minutes around 05:40 this morning was probably a small flood/mudflow in Fort Ghaut. No other seismic signals have been recorded during the night.
The volcano is overcast this morning and no clear views of the crater have been possible.
The MVO scientists remain concerned about the status of the volcano, and regard the ending of VTs in this swarm to be only a temporary state of affairs. There is still a possibility of a rapid escalation of volcanic activity during the next few days and all residents are urged to always remain alert. The volcano is in a very dangerous state and all residents should follow the recommendations laid out in the alert procedures and listen to Radio Montserrat as they go about exercising their civic duty today.