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Case study: Chances Peak,
Montserrat, 199597 ­ an LEDC

Plymouth covered in ash from volcanic eruptions
on Montserrat

Montserrat is a small island in the Caribbean. There is a volcanic area
located in the south of the island, called Soufriere Hills.
The volcanic peak in this area is called Chances…

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Montserrat eruption progress and impact

Shortterm responses
These include evacuation, money for compensation and redevelopment
from the British government, unemployment due to the collapse of the
tourist industry, and abandonment of the capital city.

Longterm responses
These include a volcanic observatory to monitor the volcano, the
building of new roads…


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