Volcanic Activity in Montserrat - Detailed Case Study

Very detailed case study on volcanic activity in Montserrat, including:

  • Tectonic hazards and causes
  • Map illustrating location & tectonic situation of Montserrat
  • Evidence of pre-1997 volcanic activity
  • The 5 volcanic hazards associated with Montserrat
  • Physical impacts
  • Global impact
  • Human impacts
  • Economic benefits
  • Response to tectonic hazards
  • Measurements of volcanic activity that can be used to indicate increased risk of eruption
  • Current status of the volcano
  • How the island has adapted and is prepared for future eruptions
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A2 Geography 6th September 2010 Unit 4: Geographical Research Option 1: Tectonic Activity
and Hazards
Case study: Volcanic Activity in Montserrat
1) Tectonic Hazards and Causes
a) Montserrat is situated on a destructive plate boundary where the Caribbean plate and
the Atlantic plate are converging towards each other. This is…

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A2 Geography 6th September 2010 Unit 4: Geographical Research Option 1: Tectonic Activity
and Hazards
Chris Cartwright
The map is coloured coded to show the progress of the eruption and its impact on the
island. Source: GCSE Bitesize, Geography, Plate Tectonics, Volcano.
c) There is evidence pre-1997 of volcanic activity…

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A2 Geography 6th September 2010 Unit 4: Geographical Research Option 1: Tectonic Activity
and Hazards
incinerate any organic material such as vegetation and killed 19 people, as well as
causing structural damage to buildings and runways. II. Lahar: A fast moving slurry of
ash and water and other debris. This…

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Most airliners have a cruising altitude of over 30,000 feet, and therefore any scheduled
flights to the Caribbean, or indeed any transatlantic flights that were taking place during
the late months of 1997, were severely disrupted (including in December when there
was yet another eruption). This meant that if people…

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Volcanic Activity in Montserrat - Detailed Case Study

Very detailed case study on volcanic activity in Montserrat, including:

  • Tectonic hazards and causes
  • Map illustrating location & tectonic situation of Montserrat
  • Evidence of pre-1997 volcanic activity
  • The 5 volcanic hazards associated with Montserrat
  • Physical impacts
  • Global impact
  • Human impacts
  • Economic benefits
  • Response to tectonic hazards
  • Measurements of volcanic activity that can be used to indicate increased risk of eruption
  • Current status of the volcano
  • How the island has adapted and is prepared for future eruptions

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A2 Geography 6th September 2010 Unit 4: Geographical Research Option 1: Tectonic Activity
and Hazards
Case study: Volcanic Activity in Montserrat
1) Tectonic Hazards and Causes
a) Montserrat is situated on a destructive plate boundary where the Caribbean plate and
the Atlantic plate are converging towards each other. This is…

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A2 Geography 6th September 2010 Unit 4: Geographical Research Option 1: Tectonic Activity
and Hazards
Chris Cartwright
The map is coloured coded to show the progress of the eruption and its impact on the
island. Source: GCSE Bitesize, Geography, Plate Tectonics, Volcano.
c) There is evidence pre-1997 of volcanic activity…

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A2 Geography 6th September 2010 Unit 4: Geographical Research Option 1: Tectonic Activity
and Hazards
incinerate any organic material such as vegetation and killed 19 people, as well as
causing structural damage to buildings and runways. II. Lahar: A fast moving slurry of
ash and water and other debris. This…

Page 7

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Most airliners have a cruising altitude of over 30,000 feet, and therefore any scheduled
flights to the Caribbean, or indeed any transatlantic flights that were taking place during
the late months of 1997, were severely disrupted (including in December when there
was yet another eruption). This meant that if people…

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