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Question: ________ destroyed the city of St. Pierre, Martinique in 1902.

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  1.  Mudflows
  2.  Basaltic lava flows
  3.  Heavy ashfall
  4.  A nueé ardente

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4. A nueé ardente

A nueé ardente destroyed the city of St. Pierre, Martinique in 1902.


The name of the pyroclastic flow that glows red in the dark is nuée ardente (French, "burning cloud").

This was used prominently in describing the catastrophic eruption of 1902 at Mount Pelée in Martinique, a French island in the Caribbean.

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