Montserrat (/mɒntsəˈræt/) is a Caribbean island—specifically in the Leeward Islands, which is part of the chain known as the Lesser Antilles, in the British West Indies. It is a British Overseas Territory. Montserrat measures approximately 16km (10mi) long and 11km (7mi) wide, with approximately 40km (25mi) of coastline. Montserrat is nicknamed The Emerald Isle of the Caribbean both for its resemblance to coastal Ireland and for the Irish ancestry of many of its inhabitants.
On 18 July 1995, the previously dormantSoufrière Hillsvolcano, in the southern part of the island, became active. Eruptions destroyed Montserrat's Georgian era capital city of Plymouth. Between 1995 and 2000, two-thirds of the island's population was forced to flee, primarily to the United Kingdom. The volcanic activity continues, mostly affecting the vicinity of Plymouth, including its docking facilities, and the eastern side of the island around the former W. H. Bramble Airport, the remnants of which were buried by flows from volcanic activity on 11 February 2010.
The UKHydrographic Office (UKHO) has conducted a seabed mapping data survey in Montserrat to improve the safety of navigation around the island and to help with understanding, managing, and protecting its marine life ... The seabed mapping data survey is the latest in a series of ...
After Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted on Sunday killing at least 65 people, here is a list of the most deadly volcanic eruptions over the last quarter century ...Montserrat. The capital of the small British colony, Plymouth, is wiped off the map and 20 are killed or left missing in avalanches of hot rock and ash clouds when its volcano erupts ... .
• The Atlantic Ocean was mislabelled as the Pacific on a map showing the location of Montserrat which accompanied an article about the island’s efforts to recover from the destruction caused by a series of volcanic ...
The eastern Caribbean island of Montserrat has suffered more than its fair share of natural disaster ... Montserrat’s geology is ideal for geothermal use ... Aided by researchers at the University of Auckland, these techniques were used to create the subsurface maps that have successfully guided Montserrat’s geothermal drilling program.
A collection of 1.5 million photographs, maps and other materials relating to the Commonwealth have been rescued from a defunct museum in Bristol... The NCAP team spent six weeks in the old museum building in Bristol sorting through boxes and filing cabinets filled with aerial photographs, maps and other documents.
LITTLE BAY, Montserrat — This tiny Caribbean island made headlines twice in its history ... volcano erupted and consumed much of Montserrat. Martin first fell in love with Montserrat in 1977 while visiting with his wife ... Maps Montserrat.
Jujol’s Santuari de Montserrat, in Catalonia, sits like a fairytale castle on a hill. Click on the magnifying glass icon to see a map of the region ... The Santuari de Montserrat sits like a fairytale castle on a hill ... peaks of mystical, spiritual Montserrat, just north of Barcelona.
blast down Las Ramblas, hit a main artery, ride the spurt out to the Catalan hills northeast of town, to an awesomely drawn stretch on an unfamiliar map that could have doubled for Latigo Canyon Road...Good thing that about three-quarters of the real plan came through before we descended out of Montserrat's piney better-than-California-ness.
In the summer of 1995, the sleepy Soufrière Hills volcano on the Caribbean island of Montserrat awoke ... Based on the team's success in mapping the Montserrat deposits, Crutchley says high-resolution 3D seismic imaging looks to be a very promising technique for understanding volcanic island landslides.
At 5 a.m. ET, Emily had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph), according to the center ... Kitts, Nevis, Montserrat, Antigua and Haiti. The five-day forecast map shows Emily crossing between the Bahamas and coast of Florida this weekend. .