Earthquake and Volcanic Activity 1896

1896 to 1902 is a period of frequent earthquakes and Soufriere activity. In 1896 there was a cloudburst-caused flood that destroyed bridges and roads all over the island. The sole exception was the sturdy Belham River Bridge which was left standing. Earthquakes followed this flooding and Gage's Lower Soufriere appeared. It was active during this period and also during the earthquakes of 1933-6. Sometime between 1896 and 1899 Mulcaire's Soufriere appeared on the east coast just south of Hell Hole Bay. It’s only accessible by boat on a calm day. In 1902, after the eruption of Mt. Pelee in Martinique and the Soufriere on St. Vincent, Montserrat's seismic activity died down.



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