Volcanic eruption-mt etna,sicily

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  • MEDC Volcanic eruption-Mt etna,Sicily
    • effetcs
      • 77deaths
      • tourist station completely destroyed
      • airport closed for 4 days
      • 1000 people had to evacuate their homes
      • 300 family businesses were effected
    • responses
      • bulldozers were used to crack tarmac to try and create a channel to direct lava away from residential areas
      • tax breakes were issued
      • a ship with a  medical clinic was ready near catania if needed
      • bulldozers were used to crack tarmac to create a channel diverting the lava away from residential areas
      • a ship with a medical clinic was ready near catania if needed
      • tax breaks were issued to those affected by the volcano
      • tax breaks were issued to those affected by the volcano
      • a ship with a medical clinic was ready near catania if needed
      • bulldozers were used to put cracks in the tarmac in order to divert the lava channel away from residential areas
    • nature of volcano
      • since 2001 mt etna has erupted every year
      • most active volcano in europe
      • erupts basaltic lava with low viscosity
      • composite strata volcano
      • basaltic lava with low viscosity
      • basaltic lava with low viscosity
    • causes
      • subduction of african plate under eurasian plate at a destructive plate margin
      • deformation of plates allowed magma to rise to the surface through crust weaknesses
    • Causes
      • subduction of sfrican plate under eurasian plate at destructive plate margn
      • subduction allowed magma to rise up through crust weaknesses to reach the surface
    • causes
      • subduction of african plate underneath eurasian plate at destrucive plate margin
      • subduction allowed cracks in the crust to form causing magma to rise up to the surface of the land

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