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Soufriere Hills Volcano Resumes Activity
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Soufrière Hills volcano on the Caribbean island of Montserrat continues to erupt regularly. These two natural-color satellite images were taken 3 hours apart at 10:45 a.m. (top) and 1:45 p.m. (lower) local time on December 28, 2009. During that time, the volcanic plume dispersed and moved west.
After 10 months of relative quiet, Soufriere Hills Volcano on the Caribbean island Montserrat resumed activity in early October 2009. It remained active in early 2010, covering large areas with pyroclastic flows.