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P number: P063865
Old photograph number: MN34830
Caption: Damage caused by volcanic ash, Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat, West Indies.
Description: Roof collapse due to loading by volcanic ash was widespread, especially in Plymouth. The thick layers of ash accumulated over months of volcanic activity, especially on flat or gently sloping roofs. Heavy rain turned the ash to mud. These were the Medical School buildings just outside Plymouth, damaged solely by heavy and sustained ashfall. Many buildings with galvanised corrugated steel roofs and cars were badly damaged by acid rain which was produced when rain mixed with volcanic gases and ash. The ongoing eruption of the Soufriere Hills Volcano has devastated much of the small Caribbean island of Montserrat. The eruption of the lava dome-building volcano began in 1995 and volcanic hazards have included pyroclastic flows, pyroclastic surges, vulcanian explosions, lateral blasts, ash clouds and lahars.
Photographer: Young, S.
Copyright statement: NERC
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 251.98 KB; 1000 x 657 pixels; 85 x 56 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 174 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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