Soufriere Hills is an active strato volcano that
is on the Caribbean island of Montserrat. Montserrat used to be known as
the "Emerald Isle of the Caribbean" until it's resident volcano of Soufriere
Hills started to erupt in July 1995. The current eruptions of Soufriere
hills are the first in historic times, and most had even thought that the
volcano was extinct, which it deffinitely wasn't.
Montserrat is a tiny tear drop shaped island in the Eastern Caribbean sea, only about 8 miles long, and a territory of Great Britain. Since the eruptions began the residents of Montserrat have been urged to evacuate the island, which only about half of the residents have done. The capitol of Plymouth has been completely covered in ash and lava, and only the northern region of the island is inhabitable.
The volcano has created many pyroclastic flows, lava domes, and even several lava flows that have created new beaches on the island's southern half.