Phillippines

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  • Philippines
    • Location
      • Part of south east Asia
      • south of China
      • Capital city is Manila
        • on the main island of Lezon
      • consists of more than 7000 islands
      • NIC
    • Geophysical hazards
      • Destructive plate boundary
        • Philippine plate sub ducting underneath Eurasian plate
          • forms deep Manilla trench
      • Mt Pinatubo june 1991
        • Volcanic forcing on climate
          • between 1992-3 the worlds average temperature decrease by 1C
        • lack of management
          • 800 people died
            • roofs collapsing in earthquakes
            • US army base happened to be near by
              • monitored the eruption
              • 200,000  people were evacuated
                • 20 miles because from previous eruptions they could see this would be a big erruption
              • Alert systems installed
              • Evacuation camps set up for refugees
              • Storage of food and medical supplies
        • US$710 million
    • Background
      • 91 million population and densely populated
      • GDP US$5000
      • mountainous county with crowded coastlines
    • Landslides
      • 2006
      • Guinsaugon
      • Mudslide engulfed the village
      • 1150 people died
      • causes
        • torrential rain of 2000mm in ten days
          • rain was due to la nina
        • 2.6 magnitude earthquake triggered the landslide
        • deforestation reduced the interception making ground saturated
        • native forests replaces with shallow rooted coconut trees
    • Tropical storms
      • due to the coriolis effect
        • in the northern hemisphere deflected to the north
      • Typhoon Haiyan
        • formed in the pacific plate
        • 8th November 2013
        • warm air pushed up into the sky creating a large swirl action
        • killed 6,000
          • 600,000 made homeless
            • 9/10 homes destroyed
        • Category five on the saffir-simpson scale
          • winds up to 195mph
        • economic costs of up to US$14 billion
        • lack of clean water leading to outbreaks of cholera and typhoid
        • looting
    • flooding during la nina years and flooding in el nino years

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