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Caribbean Volcano Raises Ash with Tremors April 6, 2012
Soufriere Hills Kicking up Ash
Soufriere Hills volcano kicking up ash as it rumbled in southern Montserrat during late March.
Montserrat’s Soufriere Hills volcano has produced its first significant activity in two years.

The Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO) said the mountain produced a sequence of tremors, which were accompanied by some ash falling from the sky.

“There is nothing to worry about now but it is just a reminder that this volcano is potentially active,” acting MVO director Roderick Stuart said in a statement. “After two years of nothing happening people may get a sense that the eruption is over, but it is not.”

Soufriere Hills roared back to life in 1997 for the first time in recorded history, killing 19 people, burying much of the island in ash and forcing half of the British territory’s 12,000 inhabitants to leave.

Photo: Montserrat Volcano Observatory