Rabaul Volcano on the island of New Britain released a plume of smoke on October 2, 2007. Rabaul is a pyroclastic shield volcano. Shield volcanoes resemble ancient warrior shields, thanks to their low, broad shape. The volcano’s explosive 1994 eruption, occurring at the same time as eruptions of two neighboring volcanoes, forced the temporary evacuation of Rabaul City.
This would a big effect on the people because when they are forced to evacuate there homes they don't know how long they will be going for or what they will be coming back to