(Very belated) Volcano for Monday

It’s Tuesday, and I just remembered that I forgot to find a deadly geological hazard for Monday. Mea culpa.

The Soufriere Hills volcano in Montserrat has a minor explodey incident last Friday. For ignorant Americans like myself, Montserrat is a little island nation in the Caribbean, which we’ve been so recently and strongly reminded is quite the tectonically active area.

Soufriere Hills is an andesitic volcano, and if you check the page I’ve linked above, it’s done some impressive blowing up in the past. The page is actually incredibly detailed about the volcano’s history and it’s quite the interesting read. Anyway, the good news about the recent small eruption is that no inhabited areas were affected and the pyroclastic flows didn’t reach more than 2 km.

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