Montserrat Eruption 1994

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What plates were involved?
North American, Caribbean and South American
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What plate margin was it?
Destructive
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How much of the whole island was destroyed by pyroclastic flows?
2/3
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What did fires destroy?
Woodland
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Why did crops die?
Good farmland destroyed
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How many people moved to the North of the island?
5000
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What did people have to wear?
Dust masks
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How many died?
23
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How were some evacuated? Why did they need medical treatment?
Airlifted. Burns
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Which town became a ghost town?
Plymouth
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What was destroyed?
Houses, port, airport, industries, services
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What industry collapsed. Why?
Tourist. Airport closed
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Where did evacuees have to live? Why was it bad?
Shelters- bad sanitation and no hospital
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How much money did the British government give to every adult leaving the country?
£2400
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Why did the British government get involved?
British colony and part of their territory
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How much money was given to develop the North of the island?
£41 million
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How much money was given to each family with two children?
£20,000
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How many new houses did they give?
100
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What plate margin was it?

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Destructive

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What did fires destroy?

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Why did crops die?

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