Montserrat Case Study: Soufriere Hills Eruption

HideShow resource information
When?
25th June 1997
1 of 6
Why?
Montserrat is above a destructive plate margin where the Atlantic Plate is being forced under the Carribean Plate
2 of 6
What are the Primary Impacts?
Plymouth buried under 12m of mud and ash, 19 people killed, 20 villages destroyed, schools, hospitals, airport and port destroyed, vegetation and farmland destroyed
3 of 6
What are the Secondary Impacts?
Fires destroyed goverment officers making it harder to control the situation, tourists stayed away, 8000 of 12000 inhabitants have left since eruptions began in 1995, volcanic ash has improved soil fetility, tourism is increasing due to volcano
4 of 6
What were the Immediate Responses?
People evacuated from south, shelters built, temporary infrastucture built (eg roads & electricty supplies), UK provided £17million of emercency aid, local emergency services provied search & rescue units
5 of 6
What were the Long-term Responses?
Exclusion zone set up is in place, UK provided £41million to develop new dock, airport & houses, Montserrat Volcano Observatory has been set up
6 of 6

Other cards in this set

Card 2

Front

Why?

Back

Montserrat is above a destructive plate margin where the Atlantic Plate is being forced under the Carribean Plate

Card 3

Front

What are the Primary Impacts?

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

What are the Secondary Impacts?

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

What were the Immediate Responses?

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
View more cards

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Geography resources:

See all Geography resources »See all Natural hazards resources »