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Transcript of Mt.Pelee
Martinique, West Indies. Also on the ring of fire. Location: What Kind of Volcano? How old? Mt.Pelee is 400,000 years old. it was formed by oceanic-oceanic converging. And recent eruptions 1929-1932. This Is... f One myth is that Mt.Pelee means goddess of fire, lightning, dance, volcanoes, and violence. Her poetic name Ka Wahine ` ai honua, means the women who devours land is both creator and destroyer.
A fact is that out of the population of 30,000 people in one eruption, only 2 people survived. One of them was in an underground jail cell and the other one lived on the edge of the city. By... Mount Pelee Mackenzie Duzan
And... Julia Elmquist Mt.Pelee is a stratovolcano or a composite volcano.
It is dormant, so it has no ongoing eruptions. The magma it is granitic, so it has high water, silica, and gas content. The lava is alternating lava, pyroclastic material , lava. Mt.Pelee!!!! A story from the man who lived on the edge of the city: I felt a terrible wind blowing, the earth began to tremble, and the sky suddenly became dark. I turned to go into the house, with great difficulty climbed the three or four steps that separated me from my room, and felt my arms and legs burning, also my body. I dropped upon a table. At this moment four others sought refuge in my room, crying and writhing with pain, although their garments showed no sign of having been touched by flame. At the end of 10 minutes one of these, the young Delavaud girl, aged about 10 years, fell dead; the others left. I got up and went to another room, where I found the father Delavaud, still clothed and lying on the bed, dead. He was purple and inflated, but the clothing was intact. Crazed and almost overcome, I threw myself on a bed, inert and awaiting death. My senses returned to me in perhaps an hour, when I beheld the roof burning. With sufficient strength left, my legs bleeding and covered with burns, I ran to Fonds-Saint-Denis, six kilometers from Saint-Pierre. Would I live there?? No! It would not be my choice to live by Mount Pelee because it is dormant and could erupt at anytime also it is a very explosive volcano!