Montserrat volcanic eruption in a LIC

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  • Montserrat volcanic eruption in a LIC
    • Background information
      • Montreal is located in the Caribbean in central america
      • chances peak volcano had been dormant since the 17 century
      • Causes
        • - oceanic Atlantic plate sub-ducted under the contiental plate due to the density of the oceanic plate
        • - chances peak volcano is a composite volcano so when they erupt it's very powerful and rare
    • primary effects
      • - 23 people died
      • 60% of housing was destroyed
        • 2/3 island was covered in ash
      • 2/3 island was covered in ash
    • Responses
      • Little bay been rebuilt as the new capital
  • farmland destroyed
    • forest fires occurred
    • 60% of housing was destroyed
      • Secondary effects
        • unemployed  rose from 7% to 50 %
          • tourism still suffers
          • half of the population had left the island and never returned
            • food had to imported in
          • food had to imported in
    • airports closed
      • plymouth became a ghost town
        • farmland destroyed
          • forest fires occurred
          • Secondary effects
            • unemployed  rose from 7% to 50 %
              • tourism still suffers
              • half of the population had left the island and never returned
      • loss of trade
        • Migration to the north
        • $41 million of aid was given from the uk government
          • Riots had occurred as local complained that aid given from the Britain wasn't enough
            • The monserrat volcano observatory was set up to study the volcano what would provide warnings in the future
              • A risk assessment was done to help island understand the risk at areas
                • Little bay been rebuilt as the new capital
          • Responses

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