Montserrat LEDC Volcanic Eruption

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Signs a volcanic eruption was about to happen
ash clouds released, small seismic activity
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18th July 1995
Chances Peak, erupted for the 1st time is 300 years
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19995-1997
Eruption continued, devastating Montserrat with lahars, pyroclastic flows, eruptions
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Number of deaths
19
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Amount sent in aid by UK gov
£17million
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Population of island in 1997
3500
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Where were people evacuated to?
North of the island or to neighbouring islands
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Plate boundary
South American Plate moving under Caribbean plate.
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Evacuations were possible
because scientists began to monitor the volcano and therefore early warning systems could be set up
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Population in 2005 (ten years on)
8000
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South island remained out of bounds
ten years on in 2005
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Amount spent by UK gov on redevelopment plan
£122.8 million
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What did the redevelopment plan include
help schools, rebuild infrastructure and medical services
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Age structure as a consequence of eruption
Now ageing, young people who were evacuation have not returned as there are better employment opportunities else where
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Positive of the eruption of Montserrat people
The volcano has now become a tourist attraction. People pay to visit the island by boat and see the volcano, locals can make money from this.
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18th July 1995

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Chances Peak, erupted for the 1st time is 300 years

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19995-1997

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Number of deaths

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Amount sent in aid by UK gov

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