Ghost Town – Plymouth, Montserrat


Throughout history humans have been forced to abandon their settlements due to natural disasters. Such occurrences still happen today, as the evacuation of Plymouth demonstrates. In the summer of 1995, the Soufrière Hills Volcano erupted violently, covering the southern region of Montserrat in ash, and decimating Plymouth, the capital and seat of government.

Ghost Town

The entire settlement is now abandoned and uncompromisingly barren, while the island has lost over half of its population during the last 15 years. It remains to be seen whether the area can ever recover, or whether it will slide slowly into desolation and obscurity. Soufrière Hills, meanwhile, continues to erupt at intervals, terrorising any locals who remain.



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