GCSE Geography AQA Montserrat Volcano Case Study

Case study of a volcano - Montserrat 

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  • Montserrat Volcano
    • Effects
      • Airport destroyed
      • 19 died
      • Tourism industry declined
      • Over half of Montserrat was uninhabitable
      • Quartz expelled from ash caused lung cancer
      • Pyroclastic flow in 1997
    • Responses
      • Millions £ in aid from Britain - overseas territory
      • Temporary shelters, food and blankets
      • £200mill from Britain to restore electricity
      • 12 000 population reduced to 3500
      • Population structure affected - young stayed in new country
    • Causes
      • Lesser Antilles Island Arc
      • Atlantic plate subducting under Carribean
      • Composite volcano
      • Destructive  plate boundary
      • First Erupted August 1995
    • Monitoring
      • Use seismometer
      • mini events recorded
      • Changes in shape
      • sulphur dioxide emissions recorded

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