18 August-Montserrat

On the island of Montserrat in the Caribbean a previously dormant volcano erupted in 1995 and caused widespread destruction. Saint Patrick’s Day is widely celebrated around the world. However it is public holiday only in Ireland, Newfoundland and Labrador and Montserrat.

Large parts of the Caribbean Island of Montserrat, including the capital Plymouth were destroyed in a volcanic eruption in 1995 On This Day

Montserrat photo

Photo by D-Stanley

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