By 12 July 1997, pyroclastic flows
had burned much of what had not already been covered in ash
Plymouth, Montserrat, in 2003
Plymouth was a town in Montserrat. It was founded in the 1700s and named for Plymouth, England. It served as the capital of Montserrat. It was also the island's main port. It was destroyed by a volcano in 1997.
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Ash piled as high as a streetlamp on the streets of Plymouth (1999)