Asked in Volcanoes
What were the effects of the eruption on Montserrat?
September 14, 2012 12:37PM
There were alot of effects on social, economic and enviromental.
For example, as the lava flowed into the sea it warmed up and so many coral reefs died as a result of the change in tempertature.
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 to 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.