Montserrat

Andesitic lava dome, Soufrière Hills Volcano, Montserrat, West Indies, December 1996 [P063698]

Montserrat is an island in the Lesser Antilles. Although there had been seismic activity in 1897-1898, 1933-1937, and 1966-1967 the eruption of the Soufrière Hills Volcano (not to be confused with La Soufrière, St Vincent) that began on July 18, 1995, was the first since the 17th century.


Pumice from East flank of St George's Hill, Montserrat, West Indies. Surface exposure, 1936 [MR 16468]
Lava from West of Shoe Rock, Soufrière Hills Volcano, Montserrat. Surface exposure, 1936 [MR 16445].

Letter from Dr A G MacGregor to Dr B Smith relating to the Royal Society expedition to Montserrat , 21st March 1936 [GSM/DC/C/10]Letter from Dr A G MacGregor to Dr B Smith relating to the Royal Society expedition to Montserrat , 21st March 1936 [GSM/DC/C/10]
First page of report on the Royal Society expedition to Montserrat by Dr A G MacGregor, 1936 [GSM/DC/C/10]