Hazardous Earth Montserrat Volcanic Eruption Case Study

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  • Montserrat
    • Mount Souffliere Hills
    • 1997
    • 19 people died
    • Lahar destroyed large areas of Montserrat
    • Short term
      • Evacuation
      • Abandonment the capital city
      • British government gave money for compensation and redevelopment
      • Unemployment rose due to collapse of the tourist industry
    • Long term
      • An exclusion zone set up in volcanic region
      • Volcanic observatory built to monitor the volcano
      • New roads and new airport built
      • Tourism used to generate money and income for the area
      • Soil fertility increased due to the ash deposits
      • Increase in tourism boosted the economy


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