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Montseratt is very close to the joining of the south American plate and the noth American plate.
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Who is or was Montserrat Roig?

Answer . An actress. See this site for more information, including her accomplishments and pictures: http://www.montserrat-roig.com/

When was the 1995 volcanic eruption in Montserrat?

After being dormant for over 300 years, Montserrat's volcano, the Soufrière Hills, started to show volcanic activity on the 18th July 1995, when smoke rose from the top of Chance's Peak and tremors shook the island. It has been active ever since.

Where is Montserrat?

It is located in Central America but sometimes because it is in such an awkward position in the world some say that it's in North or South America but I would say Central America, near Cuba.

What was the damage like in Montserrat?

A volcano erupted pyroclastic flow and killed everyone on the south side of the island. 1 year later 9 people went back, thinking that the volcano won't erupt. and guess what, the next day it erupted and they all died! the volcano is so dangerous and could erupt any time, so they banned the south side of the island. they all moved! and if you are found there, you'll be fined or sent to jail!

Where is the Volcano Montserrat?

Montserrat is an island in the Caribbean. The island has a volcanicarea called Chances Peak found in the south of Soufriere Hillsisland.

What happened at Montserrat?

There was a really bad eruption and almost all of the city wasdestroyed because of it. Montserrat is an small Caribbean island,the capital is plymoth.

How many volcanoes does Montserrat have?

Montserrat has 3 volcanoes: Silver Hills Centre Hills Soufriere Hills two (Silver Hills and Centre Hills) are not active but Soufriere Hills has been recently active.

Repair costs of Montserrat eruption?

The repair costs of the Montserrat eruption was $268,000.00.Between storm damage and volcanic eruptions, Montserrat averages8,645.00 damage annually. In the last volcanic eruption 5,000people were affected and 32 were killed.

Why did the Montserrat volcano erupted?

The volcano montserrat erupted because of various reasons. Humans did not contribute towards the eruption of the volcano, however they were effected by the eruption greatly. The main reason that the volcano erupted due to it lying on a destructive plate boundary, where the heavier north American plate, was sinking underneath the lighter Caribbean plate causing a subduction zone. Due to the sinking of the north American plate into the Mantle, magma started to rise which caused the volcano to erupt. The volcano also had to 'clear its throat' and let off a lot of gas ect.

Why did montserrat erupt?

Nobody knows because volcanoes just erupt when the lava builds up and is forced up the main vent and out of the crater! .

How old is montserrat?

Montserrat is approximately the same age as your mother and it is not erupting with lava it is just galaxy's hot chocolate powder, i bet you any money if u were to pour hot water on it it would turn into hot chocolate

Who is the prime minister of Montserrat?

Montserrat is a British overseas territory. This means they do nothave a Prime Minister. They are under the monarch, Queen ElizabethII. However, they also have a governor, premier, and a responsibleminister. . Governor Adrian Davis . Premier Donaldson Romeo . Responsible Minister James Duddridge

Causes of montserrat erupting?

The Montserrat volcano was caused by the subduction of a oceanic plate under a continental. the sheer friction of this and the heat of the earth's mantle melted part of the oceanic plate causing a magma chamber to be formed, as the magma forced it's way to the top and erupted.

All about the island montserrat?

Montserrat is a British overseas territory located in the Leeward Islands , part of the chain of islands called the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea . It measures approximately 16 km (10 miles) long and 11 km (7 miles) wide, giving 40 kilometres (25 mi) of coastline. ] Christopher Columbus gave Montserrat its name on his second voyage to the New World in 1493, after its namesake located in Catalonia . Montserrat is often referred to as the Emerald Isle of the Caribbean , due both to its resemblance to coastal Ireland and to the Irish descent of most of its early European settlers.. Its Georgian era capital city of Plymouth was destroyed and two-thirds of the island's population forced to flee abroad by an eruption of the previously dormant Soufriere Hills volcano that began on July 18 , 1995 . The eruption continues today on a much reduced scale, the damage being confined to the areas around Plymouth including its docking facilities and the former W.H. Bramble Airport . An exclusion zone extending from the south coast of the island north to parts of the Belham Valley has been closed because of an increase in the size of the existing volcanic dome. This zone includes St. George's Hill which provided visitors with a spectacular view of the volcano and the destruction it has wrought upon the capital. A new airport at Gerald's in the northern part of the island opened in 2005. The village of Brades currently serves as the de facto centre of government.

What is the capital of Montserrat?

Plymouth is the official capital of Montserrat. However, the government has been meeting at Brades Estate in the northwest of the island since the evacuation of Plymouth in 1997, which followed the eruption of the Soufriere Hills volcano that buried the city in ash and pyroclastic rock. A new, as yet unnamed capital is under construction at Little Bay.

Was montserrat a LEDC?

I would say yes - Montserrat was a British colony, so some people may argue that it was an MEDC, however there are also many African countries that were British colonies, and they would never be considered an MEDC. Therefore, due to the fact that many people have poorly paying jobs, and the island's economy suffered greatly due to the volcano, I think it is an LEDC.

What is Montserrat like now?

Montserrat is most likely a volcanic island with less houses than in the past. Look it up somewhere for more info.

What were the effects on the environment in montserrat after the eruption?

As the lava flowed into the sea it warmed up and so many coral reefs died as a result of the change in temperature. Also, many people lost their jobs as they had to evacuate so lost money. The tourism industry was ruined, as many people visited it on holiday and gave the island money, but now they couldn't go there as the island was ruined. This led to a decrease in money. Lots of people had to evacuate top nearby islands such as Antiga as they had lost their homes. So antiga's population grew, and they needed more resources like food, water and shelter to cope with the people. They also received $25million to re-build the island. 7,000 lost their homes.

What kind of eruption was montserrat 1995?

The eruption of Soufrière Hills Volcano, Montserrat (1995-1999) has displayed a wide range of volcanic phenomena: growth of an andesitic lava dome, generation of pyroclastic flows by lava dome collapse and by fountain collapse in explosive eruptions, Vulcanian and sub-Plinian explosivity with accompanying tephra fall, entrance of pyroclastic flows into the sea, sector collapse with formation of a debris avalanche and a high-velocity pyroclastic density current, and generation of lahars. New phenomena include: cyclic patterns of ground deformation linked with shallow seismicity and eruptive activity; pyroclastic flows formed by rapid sedimentation from pyroclastic surges; and an unprecedented slow escalation of eruption intensity. Magma pulsations with timescales of hours to years have been recognized. Transitions from extrusive to explosive activity were triggered by major dome collapses. Relationships between magma ascent dynamics and geophysical signals have been elucidated. Ascending water-rich andesitic magma becomes Theologically stiffened by degassing and groundmass crystallization. Large magma overpressures are consequently developed in the upper conduit, causing shallow seismicity, radial patterns of ground deformation, and cyclic pulsations of eruptive activity. Lava dome growth involved heterogeneous deformation with formation of spines and lobes along shear zones. Collapse of the pressurized dome resulted in substantial pyroclastic surges forming above pyroclastic flows. Influx of hydrous mafic magma remobilized hot crystalline igneous rocks at depths of 5 to 6 km to form crystal-rich andesitic magma and triggered the eruption. source:Geological Society, London, Memoirs

What is the name of montserrat prime minister?

Montserrat is a British overseas territory. This means they do nothave a Prime Minister. They are under the monarch, Queen ElizabethII. However, they also have a governor, premier, and a responsibleminister. . Governor Adrian Davis . Premier Donaldson Romeo . Responsible Minister James Duddridge

How did the volcano on Montserrat form?

Well its on a collision plate. Subduction occured and well: Montserrat was formed when subduction occurred underneath the sea and magma was pushed to the surface. The lava cooled and became a hard rock. The volcano kept erupting and eventually it built up to the point where you the land reached the surface of the sea. Once the island was formed the volcano kept erupting so that a mountain shaped rock formed. RK

Who did the montserrat volcano eruption affect?

Pretty much everyone living in the south side of Montserrat was affected by the eruption, and a couple years later so was the North. A lot of the South sides previous population decided to move up to the North part of Montserrat. They lost tourism, the capital (Plymouth), the airport and the main harbour;so all in all, everyone living there would be affected in the end.

What happened in the montserrat volcano eruption?

it took a few months for the volcanoe to erupt but when it did 3 pyroclastic flows down the mountain at 80mph and it spreaded over a third of the moutain killing 19 people , after that happend the rest of the people was evacuated before more could be killed and the volcanoe would erupt.

Do montserrat have a volcano?

Yes it has two volacnoes. Standing lower then 3,000 feet but around that, i think they are now 3,000 feet because of all the eruptions... :D

What is the zip code for Montserrat?

Montserrat is part of the United Kingdom (ENGLAND) and does not use ZIP codes. And as it has a population of less than 5000 persons I doubt they use any universal postal code system like the US ZIP code system

How did the people cope in the montserrat eruption?

they didn't really cope. they were all evacuated to the northern side of the island and over 20 people were killed. they never returned to their home, alot of people went to live at different places, and if you visit you still only aloud on about a quatre of the island.

Why do the Villages in Montserrat have Irish names?

Because many irish people were sent as slaves or indentured servants to montserrat in the cromwellian period. Later, their descendants became landowners, and named the villages. Saint Patrick's day is celebrated on the island every year and Irish stew is popular on the island.

What is the telephone country code for Montserrat?

Montserrat is part of the North American Numbering Plan, telephone country code +1 , along with the USA, Canada, and some other Caribbean-ish islands. Montserrat uses area code +1 664 . Calls from the US and other NANP locations to Montserrat are dialed as "one plus," just like domestic long-distance calls, but international rates will apply. (The plus sign means "insert your international access prefix here." From a GSM mobile phone, you can enter the number in full international format, starting with the plus sign. The most common prefix is 00 , but Japan uses 010 , Australia uses 0011 , and many other countries use different prefixes.)

Why does montserrat have volcanoes?

A very long time ago, An undersea volcano erupted from the ocean's floor. Spewing its lava (molten rock), the volcano built an undersea mountain that grew higher and higher, eventually growing above the surface of the sea. This was the beginning of the island we now call "Montserrat". Eventually the volcano calmed down and life colonized, Every since then there has always been moving magma under the Ground and about 500 years ago another Volcano erupted making the rest of the Island. About 80 years ago they started having earthquakes, these were not caused by what we think normal quakes are caused from. These were cause from Magma being forced into different areas of the Island (still underground) The quakes started getting worse when magma erupts like this and does not show it is called a phreatic eruption, I guess to answer your question The Island of Montserrat was created by a Volcano and there has always been one there just not above ground until sometime in the 1990's, I think 1996. I hope that helps answer your question

What has the author Montserrat Sintes written?

Montserrat Sintes has written: 'La JOBAC (1974-1992)' -- subject(s): Working class, Catholic youth, Religious life, Joves Cristians de Barris Obrers i Ambients Populars, Youth movements, Political activity