How Volcanoes Work - the eruption of Mt. Pelee, Martinique OVERVIEW: The Tropical Paradise of St. Pierre The infamous volcano of Mt.
Mount Pelee is a volcano located on the French island of Martinique in the Caribbean. it is well known for his destructive past. It was the early morning, may 8th in 1902, when eruption started destroying everything in its path. Killing in one day more than 30000 people. Completely destroying the city of Saint-Pierre, leaving only two survivors. One them was 25 year old Louis Auguste Cyparis a convicted felon who injured his friend with a glass during the bar fight. Mount Pelee Facts | InterestingFacts.org
Map of Martinique - Caribbean Island Maps, Martinique Map Information Martinique was originally inhabited by Arawaks from South America, and the majority of those early inhabitants were killed by an eruption of Mount Pelee in 295 AD. Near 400 AD, the long-vanquished Arawaks returned to the island. Around 600 AD, the cannibalistic Caribs arrived, exterminated the Arawaks and permanently settled on the island. Columbus charted the island in 1493, then landed on Martinique (near Le Carbet) in 1502 during his fourth voyage to the 'New World.'
Map of Mount Pelee, Martinique