Montserrat Geography Case Study

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What was created by pyroclastic flows flowing into the sea?
Deltas.
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What happened to the soil around the volcano as a result of ash fall?
More fertile.
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What happened to the vegetation and animals in the area?
Almost all killed.
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Name three disorders caused by the volcano.
PTSD, Depression and Respiratory problems.
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How many people died in Montserrat?
19.
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Why had so many of the main facilities on the island gone?
The capital, Plymouth, was totally wiped out.
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Why was there racial tension?
In Antigua because of immigrants and in Montserrat because of migrant workers in construction.
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As a result of emigration on the island, what became a problem?
Skills shortage, especially in administration and government.
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What agricultural industry in particular was destroyed?
Limes.
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Describe the effect on tourism in the short and long term.
Short term: Less because of imminent danger. Long term: More because people intrigued.
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What effect did the airport and main port being destroyed have?
Few or no exports or imports. Aid dependent economy.
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Which area of the economy saw growth after the eruption?
Construction.
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Where was the new capital to be located?
Little Bay.
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How many people left Montserrat? What percentage of the population was this?
7000. Two-thirds.
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How many people emigrated to Montserrat to find employment in construction?
1500.
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Where did the population in the Caribbean increase?
Surrounding islands, e.g. Guadaloupe and Antigua.
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