Montserrat is a Caribbean island located in the Leeward Islands, in the West Indies. It was partially destroyed when a previously dormant Soufrière Hills volcano erupted in July 1995, engulfing Montserrat’s Georgian era capital city of Plymouth with more than 12 metres of mud.
The volcano continued to erupt regularly during the late 1990s. Since 2010, the volcano has been relatively quiet, but the city remains mostly buried in mud and hardened rock. Visitors are not permitted entry into the exclusion zone, but an impressive view of the destruction of Plymouth can be seen from the top of Garibaldi Hill in Isles Bay.