July 18, 1995 CE – Soufriere Hills Erupts on Montserrat

July 18, 1995 CE – Soufriere Hills Erupts on MontserratRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons The tiny Caribbean island of Montserrat, known for very little in its location at the center of the Lesser Antilles, exploded into a vast plume of sulfuric smoke on July 18, 1995 – an eruption that has continued with little in the way of relief since. Once a haven for British and American recording artists hoping to have a working vacation, some two-thirds of the island’s population has now moved elsewhere. Soufriere Hills had experienced extensive seismic activity periodically over the previous century, with three separate eruptions roughly thirty years apart since 1897. When […]