Montserrat - Restless Earth

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  • Created on: 17-05-15 10:16

Montserrat - Restless Earth

Montserrat: June 25th 1997 , N.american plate under Caribbean, 4.5 million m3 rock & gas

Primary Impacts:

  • Plymouth under 12m mud & ash
  • Two thirds building destroyed
  • schools, hospitals, airport
  • 19 dead 7 injured

Secondary Impacts

  • Since 1995 8,000 out of 12,000 left
  • Improved soil fertility
  • Volcano improving tourism
  • fire destoyed government headquarters and central petrol station
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Montserrat - Restless Earth

Immediate responses:

  • Shelters for evacuees
  • Temporary structures, roads and electricity supplies
  • Uk - £17 million emergency aid (overseas territory)
  • Search and rescue units, local services

Long term responses

  • Risk map and different zones
  • Uk - £41 million- North (docks, airport, houses)
  • Montserrat Volcano observatory, predict eruptions
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