Mount Pelée

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Pelée, Mount

 

(Montagne Pelee), an active volcano on Martinique, in the West Indies. Elevation, 1,397 m. Mount Pelee is known for its catastrophic eruption in 1902, when a heavy hot cloud of ash and volcanic bombs and blocks destroyed the city of St. Pierre and its 26,000 inhabitants. The eruption led to the classification of such volcanoes as Pelean. Mount Pelée was less strongly active in 1929–32.

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1902: Mount Pelee erupted on the island of Martinique, destroying the town of St Pierre and killing more than 30,000 people.
Guests aboard also will enjoy scenic cruising in Soufriere Bay and past the famed Mount Pelee volcano.
1902: Mount Pelee erupted violently on the Caribbean island of Martinique, destroying the town of St Pierre and killing more than 30,000 people in just three minutes.
WHERE did Mount Pelee erupt in 1902, destroying the city of Saint-Pierre?
Her protagonists face the varied traumas of the Caribbean twentieth century--from the eruption of Mount Pelee to the boredom of bourgeois living--and must learn to overcome.
1902: Mount Pelee erupted on the island of Martinique: a pyroclastic flow travelling at several hundred miles an hour destroyed the town of St Pierre and killed more than 30,000 people in just three minutes.
Where is Mount Pelee, where a volcanic eruption occurred on May 8, 1902?
A riveting read from first page to last, "Last Moon Summary" is a novel set against the 1902 eruption of Mount Pelee on the West Indies island of Martinique that resulted in the death of some thirty thousand people and the seaport town of St.
1902: Eruption of Mount Pelee kills 29,000 and destroys Saint-Pierre
In May 1902, Mount Pelee (La Montagne) on the island of Martinique in the Caribbean was hit by an explosion comparable to the one that destroyed Hiroshima in World War II.