Case Study Monserrat

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Volcano Case Study - Montserrat

  • The volcano had been dormant for 300 years until it began to show eurption signs in 1995.
  • The most intense eurptions were in 1997
  • The eurption sent out a large amount of ash, lava and pyroclastic flows.
  • over 6500 people out of 10,000 were left the island
  • 19 people were killed as they DID NOT leave the island
  • The whole island was affected, as volcanic eurptions and lahars have destroyed large areas of Montserrat including the capital Plymouth.
  • The eurption has a devasting affect on econimic and socail

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