Philippines Hazard Hotspot

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  • Created on: 07-03-13 14:59
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  • Philippines
    • Key Characteristics
      • population: 92 million
      • pop. density: 308 per sq km
      • GDP per capita: $4,000 US
      • LEDC
    • Geophysical Hazards
      • Volcanoes
        • Mt. Pinatubo, 1991
          • pop. evacuated
          • ash runied agricultural land
      • Earthquakes
        • small ones occur daily
        • Luzon Island, 1990
          • 1500 dead
          • 7.8 magnitude
      • Landslides
        • heavy rain - climate
        • Leyte Island, 2006
          • trigger: 10 days rain
          • 100s killed
          • buried village
        • Earthquakes
          • small ones occur daily
          • Luzon Island, 1990
            • 1500 dead
            • 7.8 magnitude
    • Location
      • SE Asia
      • Group of small islands
      • on Philippine Plate
        • On convergent boundary of Eurasian & Pacific Plates
          • Vulnerability
            • low capacity to cope
              • many people in poverty
              • densely populated
              • low quality housing
            • fast growing settlements in hazardous areas
            • population pressures --> deforestation
              • landslides
    • Vulnerability
      • low capacity to cope
        • many people in poverty
        • densely populated
        • low quality housing
      • fast growing settlements in hazardous areas
      • population pressures --> deforestation
        • landslides
    • Hydro-meteorological Hazards
      • Typhoons
        • abt. 10 a year
        • develop in Pacific, move west to Philippines
        • Typhoon Xangsane, 2006
          • hit densely pop't Manila
          • caused landsildes & flooding
      • Tsunamis
        • Moro Gulf, 1976
          • caused by 7.9 earthquake
          • 1000s killed

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