Preparation for earthquakes and volcanoes

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  • Preparation for Volcanoes
    • Spray the lava with water to cool it, causing it to solidify and stop the flow
    • Put concrete/ rock barriers to divert the lava away from villages
      • Mount Etna in Sicily uses these to protect villages such as Zafferana
        • Spray the lava with water to cool it, causing it to solidify and stop the flow
    • Set off explosions to divert flow
      • Mount Etna in Sicily uses these to protect villages such as Zafferana
      • Digging ditches to divert flows
        • Create an exclusion zone
        • Design buildings the shed ash
        • Don't build homes in vunerable places
        • Evacuate people
        • Survival kit
      • Preparation for Earthquakes
        • Earthquake proof buildings
          • LICs
            • In Pakistan they build their homes with light weight timer frames so less people are killed by building collapsing
            • Haiti tried building houses with small windows and light roofs
          • HICs
            • Transmerica pyrimid in San Fransico, wide base to make it more stable
            • Rubbershock absorbers to absorb shock waves
            • Interlocking steel frame to make the building stronger
            • Automatic shutters to prevent pedestrians being covered in shattered glass
            • Deep foundations
        • Earthquake drills
          • Japan practice every year
        • Survival kit
        • Emergancy supplies - water tanks

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