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Montserrat

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by Frederick Megan on 28 April 2011

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MONTSERRAT British territory located in the Leeward Islands Named by Christopher Columbus
Nicknamed "The Emerald Isle of the Carribean Erupted for first time in four centuries in 1995 Sporadic eruptions continue today. Akutan Volcano Mt. Unzen, Japan Mt. Tambora, Indonesia Mt. Vesuvius, Italy Mt. Kelud, Indonesia Volcanic Eruptions Have Occured Many Time Throughout History Some of the deadliest include: Could This Happen Again? People affected by the disaster: In 1997 eruption 19 people dead. Over 7000 people have been affected since eruptions began. Soufrière Hills in Montserrat, erupted continuously form 1995-1999. Since it is an active, stratovolcano it could erupt at any time. The most recent eruption was February 11, 2010. Sattelite Infared Image of Ash Plume Reported to have reached 50,000 ft. Geologic Conditions: Island entirely Volcanic in Origin Composed of three major Volcanic centers of differing ages. arable land: 20% permanent crops: 0% other: 80% Volcanic Island Small coastal lowland Mostly Mountainous Tripatlas.com(2010). Travel Photography. Retrieved 21 April 2011 from Tripatlas.com: http://tripatlas.com/photography Lennard, Jeremy. "Grumblings from an Ashen Island." Americas. Jan./Feb. 1998:
44-51. SIRS Researcher. Web. 14 Apr 2011. Larmer, Brook. "Another paradise lost." Newsweek 130.7 (1997): 43. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO

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