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Pelean Volcanic Eruptions 

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Mt.Pelee eruption on Martinique

The Pelean style of volcanic eruption is charcterised by fast moving pyroclastic flows or surges whcih incinerate everything in their path. Large volumes of dust,ash.rock and gas are ejected from the volcano then career down slopes as Nuee Ardente or pyroclastic flows.
The style is named after Mt.Pelee in the Carribbean which erupted in 1902 killing 28 000 people.