This explosive volcano in the Caribbean has become one of the most closely monitored in the world. After a long period of dormancy, it erupted in 1995 and hasn't stopped since.
Its lava flows, explosions, and two-mile high ash clouds have left the majority of the island uninhabitable, and evacuations are frequent. Researchers at the Montserrat Volcano Observatory
continuously monitor its activity. With permanent stations in and around the volcano, the group monitors seismic activity, ground swelling and sulphur dioxide and report their findings to the government of Montserrat. They also host other scientists from around the world who want to study this dynamic piece of earth.