The volcano remains in a dangerous state. The level of activity could increase at any time and everyone should remain vigilant and listen to Radio Montserrat. More rockfalls can be expected during the next few days, and the threat of pyroclastic flows means that the Tar River and Long Ground areas are very dangerous. People must not enter these areas.
There was a small swarm of VT earthquakes overnight. This started at about 7 p.m. yesterday and peaked between 2 and 4 a.m this morning with about three events per hour. These events were located at shallow depths beneath the crater, similar to almost all the swarm activity seen since late October. Rockfall activity was low overnight, with only one signal recorded. The Gages station has recorded continuous broadband tremor throughout the night.
The volcano was partly cloudy this morning and no good views of the dome have yet been possible.