Volcanic Eruption

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Is Monserrat an MEDC or an LEDC
LEDC
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When did the Monserrat eruption take place?
June 1997
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Where is Monserat?
in the Caribbean
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What type of plate boundary was it?
destructive
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Which plates were involved?
North American and Caribbean
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What type of volcano is it?
Steep sided, composite with rhylotic or andesitic lava
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What happened after the volcano was dormant for years?
1995 small erruptions and lahars occured
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What % of the land was covered by ash
two thirds
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How many people died?
19
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How many villages were destroyed?
20
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How much damage was caused?
£1 Billion
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What has been created since?
MVO and risk maps including and exclusion zone
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What s the main case study for the MEDC
Mt st. Helens
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When did it take place?
May 1980
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Which plate boundaries were involved in the destructive collision?
Juan de Fuca and North American Plate
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What type of volcano?
Composite
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What was the sign of a possible erruption in march?
bulge
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what was the richter scale measurement?
5.1
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how big was the blast zone?
600km2
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How many people killed?
57
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How many homes destroyed
200
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What increased 10 fold?
unemployment
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Who are FEMA?
Federal Emergency Management Agency
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What did the United States Geological Society do?
monitored temperatures and gas emissions
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