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Volcanoes - Impact
Impact Exercise 1
Test your knowledge on the impact the eruption had on Montserrat by completing the exercises. Before you start ensure you have watched the video footage, listened to the interview and read all the information.
Select the correct answer.
1. How much lava was thought to be unloaded in the eruption?
a) 2 - 3 million cubic metres
b) 4 -5 million cubic metres
c) 6 - 7 million cubic metres
2. What type of deposit does a pyroclastic surge leave?
a) A fine layer of ash about 1 - 2 cm deep
b) A thick layer of ash about 1 - 2 metres deep
c) A thick layer of large rocks and ash
3. Where were the people who were killed by the eruption?
a) In the capital of Plymouth
b) In the north of the island
c) In villages in the Exclusion Zone


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