The Soufriere Hills volcano is a stratovolcano on the Caribbeanisland of Montserrat. It became active in 1995, and has been active ever since. Its eruptions have rendered most of the island uninhabitable. It is 915 meters above sea level. The first eruption on July 18, 1995, caused about 2/3 of the people to evacuate the island.
USGS Info on Soufriere Hills Volcano (http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Volcanoes/WestIndies/Montserrat/framework.html)
Categories: Stub | Montserrat | Stratovolcanoes | Subduction volcanoes | Volcanoes of the United Kingdom | Mountains of the United Kingdom
In recent times, SoufriereHills on Montserrat, Kick'em Jenny near Grenada, Soufriere of St. Vincent, and Mt. Pelée on Martinique, are volcanoes in the Lesser Antilles region that have generated local tsunamis by renewed volcanic activity and associated flank failures and landslides (Lander et al 2002).
Debris avalanches and pyroclastic (lava) flows associated with the 1999 eruption of the SoufriereHills volcano on the island of Montserrat reached the sea and generated a tsunami.
The SoufriereHills, located on the southern part of Montserrat Island, is a very active, primarily andesitic stratovolcano (Rowley1978), which is the predominant type of explosive volcano in the world.
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