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The eruption of the volcano should not have had a major impact on the people of Montserrat as the areas affected were in the Exclusion Zones. On 25 June 1997 some authorised people were in the Exclusion Zone to carry out essential tasks and monitor the volcanic activity. When an eruption looked likely all these people were able to evacuate safely by responding to the emergency sirens. Some unauthorised people were also in the Exclusion Zone. They were too far away to hear the sirens but thought they would receive audible warning from the volcano if it was going to erupt. Unfortunately this didn't happen and many people were caught unawares.
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