Volcanic eruption Montseratt

What type of plate margin is it?
Destructive.
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Which two plates are subducting?
North American is subducting under the Caribbean plate.
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What caused the eruption?
The plate subducted. Magma rose through the weak points, forming an underground pool of magma. Rock above the pool collapsed, opening a vent.
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How much was the loss of value in home and investments?
£1 billion.
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How many villages were destroyed?
20.
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What fraction of homes were destroyed by pyroclastic flows?
2/3
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What was closed?
Schools, hospitals, airports and docks.
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Which two plates are subducting?

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North American is subducting under the Caribbean plate.

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What caused the eruption?

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