There has been further rockfall activity from the October 1 dome during the night. The volcano remains in a dangerous state, and the level of activity could increase at any time. More rockfalls are expected during the next few days, and the threat of pyroclastic flows means that the Tar River and Long Ground are particularly dangerous. People entering these areas risk death.
Several rockfalls occurred overnight, and these were slightly larger than the rockfalls recorded during the last few days. No earthquakes have been recorded.
The dome was very clear this morning. EDM and photographic surveys are now underway. At day break, the amount of steaming was low, and blue Sulphur Dioxide gas could be seen rising from the dome and drifting north. The October 1 dome is now clearly visible from the north-west of the volcano. It is the third highest peak of the dome, on the left side of the two high peaks of the dome complex. The dome has grown obviously during the last two days, and has a rubbly top.