Administrative center - Plymouth. The island of Montserrat. Overseas territory of the UK. Plymouth was completely destroyed after the eruption of Soufriere Hills in June 1995. Dozens of people died and thousands were evacuated. More than 7,000 residents left the island, is being affected part of the island is closed to as volcanic activity continues. According to the forecasts of the local authorities in the affected area life will return only after 10 years.