Restless Earth: Montserrat

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  • Created on: 18-05-15 18:17
Where is Montserrat?
Soufriere Hills is in The Caribbean Sea
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When did it erupt?
25th June, 1997
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How many killed and injured?
19 killed and 7 injured
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What boundary was it at?
Destructive plate margin
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What plate was forced under what?
The Atlantic plate was forced under Caribbean plate
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What happened in terms of magma?
Magma rose through weak points making an underground pool
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What did the rock above the pool do?
It collapsed and opened the vent mking an eruption
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What are two primary impacts?
Ash&mud cover large areas, 20 villages destroyed- pyroclastic flows
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What are two secondary impacts?
Tourists stayed away, population decline
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What are two immediate responses?
Evacuation, shelters built
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What are two secondary responses?
Risk map created w/ exclusion zone, Montserrat Volcano Observatory
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When did it erupt?

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25th June, 1997

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What boundary was it at?

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What plate was forced under what?

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