The Phillipines case study

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  • The Phillipines
    • Why is the Philippines at risk from landslides?
      • Heavy rain- typhoons
      • Mountainous terrain
      • Tectonic activity
      • Logging
      • Population pressures
    • Volcanic risk
      • It sits across a major plate boundary so it faces significant risk from volcanoes and earthquakes.
      • Mount Pinatubo- 350 people died, some people died in camps, 80,000 hectares of farmland buried in ash, economic losses were $US710 million.
        • 2 weeks before the blast they produced a video outlining the dangers of lahars and pyroclastic flow.
        • When the first eruption took place 200,000 people had been evacuated.
        • Effective management reduced the death and injury toll.
    • 2006 Earthquake
      • Killed 15 people, injured 100 people, damaged or destroyed 800 buildings, generated local tsunami, caused landslides.
    • The Guinsaugon Landslide
      • Village in central Philippines, in 2006 a mudslide completely engulfed the village, killing 1150 people.
      • There was unseasonable torrential rain, La Nina cycle, 2.6 magnitude earthquake and deforestation.


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