Montserrat eruption

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  • Soufriere Hills Eruption, Montserrat 1995-97
    • Early activity included: ash emissions, steam explosions and numerous earthquakes
    • 1996- Huge ash cloud accompaniedby dome growth and small   pyroclastic flow
    • 1997- continued dome growth with small explosions and  ballistic projectiles
    • Climax occurred June 25
      • Extensive pyroclastic flows damaging houses and killing inhabitants
        • Capital, Plymouth. buried under 10km of ash
          • Airport and docking facilities were destroyed
      • 1997- continued dome growth with small explosions and  ballistic projectiles
    • Recovery of Montserrat
      • Setting up exclusion zones
        • Evacuation of 7000 of 11000 inhabitants
          • Resettlement of southern population to northern areas
            • Temporary shelters in North
            • Building new permanent housing
              • Move capital to Salem
    • UK government spent more than £100 million
      • Redevelopment Included
        • Restore tourist industry
        • return of refugees
        • Construction of new airport
        • Development of port facilities

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