The seismic signals indicate that there was no explosive activity or pyroclastic flows associated with these events. The ash venting ceased at around 12:00am. Two rockfall signals followed the vigorous ash venting. As of 6:00 am and continuing at time of writing there is intermittent ash venting occurring sending occasional plumes of ash west north west across the island and out to sea, but no further significant seismicity.
Further ash plumes are likely to result from these venting pulses and ashfall could occur in inhabited areas such as Old Towne, Salem and Olveston depending on the wind direction.
This activity demonstrates that activity can increase at anytime without any real warning.
The Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO) continues to monitor the situation closely.
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