Philippines

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  • Philippines
    • Disaster hotspot
    • Population - 91 million
    • Denisty: 2000 per square kilometre in Manila
    • GDP - £5,000
    • HDI - 0.75
    • Vulnerability increased by poverty, deforestation, poor land management and rapid urbanisation
    • Typhoons
      • 20 per year
      • South-East Asia typhoon belt
      • Typhoon Xangsane
    • Volcanic eruptions
      • Destructive plate boundary
        • Philippine plate subducted beneath eurasion plate
      • Mt Pinatubo - 1991
      • Dangerous lahars
    • Earthquakes
      • Plates become locked - pressure builds up - suddenly jerk
      • Luzon Island (1990) - 7.8 magnitude
      • Landslides - secondary hazard
    • El Nino droughts
      • Luzon Island (2005)
  • Denisty: 2000 per square kilometre in Manila

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