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Pyroclastic flows can be extremely destructive and deadly because of their high temperature and mobility. During the 1902 eruption of Mont Pelee (Martinique, West Indies), for example, a nuee ardente demolished the coastal city of St. Pierre, killing nearly 30,000 inhabitants.
Tilling, R.I., Topinka, L.J., and Swanson, D.A., 1990, Eruptions of Mount St. Helens: Past, Present, and Future: U.S. Geological Survey General Interest Publication, 56 p.