The Soufrière Hills Volcano on the Caribbean island of Montserrat began erupting in 1995 and, in June 1997.
Pyroclastic flows claimed the lives of 19 people and led to two-thirds of the population fleeing the island.
This model (not to scale) shows how the volcano is formed from the subducting tectonic plates, and the lava dome with a pyroclastic flow coming from it.
Download and assembly instructions
- Download cut-out 3D model of Soufrière Hills, Montserrat Volcano model
- Print the two pages of the pdf to an A4 printer — heavy weight paper or card works best
- Cut around the two parts of the model — you may need to get an adult to help you
- Summit and crater
- Base: cut out the hole in the middle of the base. Fold along the thick black lines and glue tabs to make-up the model like a box lid. Allow to dry.
- Summit and crater: fold as per the images below and glue the tabs. Half the 'cone' points downwards.
- Glue the summit and crater to the base as per the image below. This is the tricky bit!
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