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Montserrat Volcano Observatory, Montserrat

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Learn about the recent history of the Soufriere Hills volcano at Montserrat Volcano Observatory, active since 1995. Covering the island's capital city during an eruption in 1997, it is monitored on a daily basis. Visitors can head inside to purchase souvenirs and watch a short educational video about the volcanoes recent activity. Outside, panoramic views of the surrounding carpet of forest and the Soufriere Hills volcano in the distance await. Our Montserrat trip generator makes visiting Montserrat Volcano Observatory and other Montserrat attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Definitely worth the trip. The movie really helped us better understand what happened on the island. Staff was very helpful and we had the good fortune of meeting and speaking with on of the volcanolo...  read more »
  • The MVO has a great video focusing on some of the area before, during, and after the series of eruptions. With a great view of the volcano, the MVO is a simple, yet effective way to learn about the in...  read more »
  • The Observatory offers a very well done video that puts you in the mood right away. To do during your turn by taxi with Joe PHILLIP
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  • I went here in 2013 and there a great view of the volcano from here!
  • Shows a 20 minute video, by the time I had got there I had seen most of the clips on the ferry ride over. A few infographics scattered through the halls but nothing interactive or engaging. Has potential to been the jewel of the island but I think Montserrat as a whole is just starting to get its tourism legs back underneath it.
  • ☆ Montserrat Montserrat capital Plymouth (devastating) blaze (temporary capital) little Bay (the new capital) monarch Elizabeth II population estimates 5164 people 2012 Montserrat Montserrat is a volcanic island located in the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean, the United Kingdom Overseas Territories. English is the official language, the currency is that of the common areas of the Lesser Antilles in the Eastern Caribbean, dollars. In the Soufriere Hills volcano is 915 m on the island's highest mountain. And destroyed by the eruption of the volcano Plymouth located to the South-West of the island's capital, but since 1995, in 1997, and raised the blaze to contingent capital today. Little Bay is under construction as new capital. 11/3/1493 discover during the second voyage of Christopher Columbus, named after the monastery of Montserrat in Spain, which they named Santa Maria de Montserrat (Santa María de Montserrat). Initially no settlers, Spain, on behalf of the increased interest in the United Kingdom and France. Charles 1 patent colonizers to admit giving Great Britain 1625. Catholics in Ireland who had suffered persecution 1631 in Montserrat and Antigua to be displaced forcibly. 1632 - become British colony by the British who came from the island of St. Kitts Protestant settlers. 1649 – Oliver Cromwell Ireland occupied Cromwell who while especially in the siege of Drogheda in Ireland after his victory, Ireland political prisoners were transferred to Montserrat. 1655 - Cromwell, receive hospitality. 3/17/1768 - rise in revolt against Ireland who masters the Negro slaves of the plantation will end in failure. In 1782 to occupied France in the American Revolutionary War. In 1782 at the Treaty of Paris will be returned to the United Kingdom. 1/3/1958 - 1 State of the Federation of Western India; 5/31/1962 West India Federal dismantling the British colony and reenters. 9/17/1989 take a direct hit from a category 4 hurricane Hugo. Maximum wind speed reached more than 60 m / s, caused damage to more than 9 percent of the island. Other recording studios were owned by George Martin in this effect is known as the producer of the Beatles 'air Studio Montserrat"were forced to shut the tourism industry receive a devastating blow. 7/18/1995 Soufriere Hills erupts in 300 years Buri, two-thirds of the population evacuated to the island. Britain to dispatch warships for rescue. In 1997, Soufriere Hills erupts again. Capital Plymouth covered in volcanic ash and devastating damage. 1998 Plymouth was abandoned, and the capital function was moved to the blaze. There are many buildings destroyed in the eruption of the Soufriere Hills since 1997, in 2003. Is divided into administrative divisions three administrative parishes. St. Anthony (Saint Anthony) St George (Saint Georges) St. Peter (Saint Peter), but the South called elimination, (Exclusion Zone), 64 km ² what range of unattended in the aftermath of the eruption. For now, St. Peter parish other than unattended does not work next to the. Is a mountainous island of volcanic geography. Volcanoes occur along this border, and on the collision of the two plates formed the Lesser Antilles. Soufriere Hills highest peak also known as an active volcano, often caused the eruption out the damage. After the vegetation along the riverbanks and Ireland early settlers on the mountain, known as the Emerald Island of the Caribbean, or "Emerald West". Lagging economy agriculture, such as bananas, tourism is a promising industry in the economy of the island, but compared to other Caribbean Islands. Volcanic eruptions affect the island's economy was devastated. Transport, mountainous island so many of the roads on the coastline along. W H Bramble Airport was in the eastern part (W. H. Bramble Airport), was destroyed by the eruption in 1997 and 2005 finished Gerard Airport (Gerald's Airport, in 2008 renamed to John A Osborne airport) in the northern part of the island. That black African residents account for 96%, the rest is mixed race mulatto and white minority. Religion is the Anglican United Kingdom 38%, Methodist 28%, among the Catholic. Members of the inhabitant what Maisie knew Williams disco band Boney M
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