Montserrat Volcano Case Study

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  • Created on: 04-04-16 19:21
What year was Montserrat?
1995
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What caused the eruption to happen?
It lies on a destructive plate boundary
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Which plates does the island lie on?
The Caribbean plate and the Atlantic plate which move towards each other.
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What were the primary effects of the volcano?
2/3 of the island covered in ASH. 50% of population EVACUATED North. The capital city (PLYMOUTH) became GHOSTTOWN. FLOODS (as valleys = blocked w/ ASH). AIRPORT/PORT = CLOSED. FARMLAND/SCHOOLS DESTROYED. FOREST FIRES caused by PYROCLASTIC FLOW (2nd?)
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More primary effects?
POWER/WATER/COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS = FAILED
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How many people died in 1997? (PRIMARY effect)
23 people DIED (1997)
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Secondary effects of the volcano?
The TOURIST industry = SUFFERED. More than 50% of Population LEFT island. Most of South = DESTROYED (people had 2 endure HARSH living conditions in NORTH).
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What was the Short-term response?
EMERGENCY Shelter given to homeless (BAD QUALITY). Emergency services tried to RESCUE TRAPPED people.MEDICAL TREATMENT given. People EVACUATED from HIGH RISK areas.
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Long term response?
£41 MIL. given in aid by UK GOV. Money given to INDIVIDUALS 2 help them move ABROAD. The MVO (MontserratVolcanoObservatory) set up 2 STUDY & give WARNINGS 4 future.
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