Montserrat’s Soufriére Hills Volcano

Montserrat is a volcanic island in the Lesser Antilles volcanic arc. The whole island is made up of the volcanic edifices of three volcanoes; two are extinct (Silver Hills and Centre Hills) and one is active: the Soufriére Hills Volcano.

  • Location: Lesser Antilles
  • Coordinates: 16º43′ N, 62º11′ W
  • Last Activity: 2013
  • Type of rocks: Andesite
  • Facts: Soufriére Hills Volcano awakened in 1995 after centuries of inactivity. The eruption comprised many episodes of dome growth and explosions and forced the evacuation of more than half of the island’s population.

Learn more about Montserrat from the Smithsonian’s Global Volcanism Program database

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