Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Soufrière Hills

This volcano on the Caribbean island of Montserrat erupted without warning during the night. Large plumes of ash and smoke are emitted by the volcano, rising to 40,000 feet in the atmosphere. Ashfalls are occurring over surrounding areas of the Caribbean. Apparently, the lava dome that had built up in the volcano collapsed, sending a so-called pyro-clastic flow out towards Plymouth, the island's capital.


  1. This volcano has been very active since '95 hasn't it? I remember it destroying a lot of Montserrat including Plymouth and the airport in past eruptions. I hope it soon calms down and there aren't any fatalities. Jeannette xx  

  2. I bet that is a dirty mess with all that ash in the atmosphere.  A volcano eruption must be terrifying!

  3. Hope that everyone is safe.
    hugs Jayne