Activity at the volcano has remained at a low level overnight. The only local seismic events have been three small long-period signals. There was also a moderate regional earthquake somewhere to the north of Montserrat.
The volcano is overcast this morning and no views of the crater have been possible.
MVO scientists remind everyone that the volcano is still in a very dangerous state, despite the low level of activity. The recent earthquake swarms, combined with slow dome growth, represent a new type of activity at the volcano, and thus we cannot be sure what will happen during the next few days and weeks. Further explosive activity is possible, and there may not be much warning before it starts. All residents should follow the recommendations in the alert procedures, and stay away from the Tar River and Long Ground areas in particular, where there is a high risk of death.