Plymouth town – The only ghost capital of a political territory in Montserrat island

A town constructed on historical lava deposits near the then long-inactive Soufrière Hills volcano, the town was evacuated in 1995 when the volcano resumed erupting. Plymouth was eventually abandoned permanently in 1997 after it was substantially burnt and mostly buried by a series of pyroclastic flows and lahars. For centuries, it had been the only port of entry to the island. Plymouth is still the de jure capital of Montserrat.

Plymouth in 2006, following the 1997 eruptions which buried most of the town in ash / Image source

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