The Montserrat Eruption

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The Montserrat Eruption
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When?
1995-1997
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Where?
Soufriere Hills - Carribean island of Montserrat
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How much of the island has volcanic activity created?
60%
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Why live there? (4)
Improving infrastructure, economic development, the climate, tourism
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How much of the GDP does the service and agricultural sectors create?
Service - 80%, Agriculture - 5%
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How many people died in 1997?
23
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Houses destroyed?
100-150
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How many with severe burns?
7
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How close did pyroclastic flows get to the airport?
Within 50m
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How much of the island was covered in ash?
2/3
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How much of the pop. were forced to live in makeshift shelters?
50%
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How much of the pop. later left to never return?
Half
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How much of the southern and central parts were made uninhabitable?
60%
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What was created to warn people?
A map showing an exclusion zone, a residential only zone and lower risk zone?
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How much did the UK give in aid?
£41 million
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What was done in the short term?
Widespread evacuation
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What was done in the long term? (4)
Observatory built, new roads and airport, services in north expanded, expansion of tourism
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