Gcse Montserrat

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Gcse Montserrat

  1. 1. GCSE TECTONICS To start our first volcano case study of Montserrat.
  2. 2. Montserrat
  3. 3. Volcano Case Study 2 - Montserrat Fact Box Where: Caribbean What is is? – An Island owned and run by the UK. Date of Eruptions: 95-96 What Happened to the People: Evacuated.
  4. 4. <ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>North & South American plates are pushing beneath Caribbean plate = subduction = friction = melting = pressure build-up </li></ul>
  5. 5. Before
  6. 7. During Tephra (ash) Magma dome collapsed causing pyroclastic flow Phreatic explosion resulting from combination of groundwater and magma
  7. 8. After
  8. 9. Picture of Montserrat Strato Volcano (layers)
  9. 10. What to do <ul><li>Use UGG Pages 16-17 to produce a factfile about this volcano. Use these headings and write in bullet points </li></ul><ul><li>Location (you could include a small sketch map) </li></ul><ul><li>The Island (you could include a sketch map) </li></ul><ul><li>Why the eruption happened? (what plates/type of boundary) </li></ul><ul><li>Volcanic activity 1995 – 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Primary effects (see Information on Page 14) </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary effects (see Information on Page 14) </li></ul><ul><li>Responses to the eruption (Short term up to 1997) (Medium term) (longer term since 2003) </li></ul>

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