Volcano Case Studies

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  • Volcanic Case Studies
    • Santorini 1600 BC
      • minoan people
      • tsunami hit crete
    • Laki, Iceland 1783
      • poisonous gas eruption
      • killed 10,ooo
      • death of livestock + plants
    • Tambora, Indonesia 1816
      • global impact
      • 1817 year without summer
      • super collsial
    • Mt. Pelee, Martinique 1902
      • most deadly 20th century
      • nueesardent
    • Krakatoa, Indonesia 1883
      • volcano caused tsunami
      • tsunami = main killer
    • Haimaey, Iceland 1973
      • sea water cooled lava flow
      • people evacuated to mainland
    • Mt. St. Helens, USA 1980
      • lateral blast
      • ecology destroyed
      • errupted on a sunday - death toll reduced
    • Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia 1985
      • lahars
      • 23,000 died
    • Lake Nyos, Cameroon 1986
      • CO2 escaped high conc.
      • 1,500 died
      • landslide released gas
    • Mt. Pinatubo Philippines 1991
      • roof collapse heavy ash
      • global impact
      • changed average global temp -0.5C
    • Montserrat, Carribbean 1995-97
      • mass evacuation
      • well predicted
    • Grimvotn, Iceland 1996
      • glacial burst
    • Eyjafallajokull, Iceland 2010
      • ash cloud
      • airports closed gloabl impact
    • Mount Merapi, Indonesia 2010
      • highly populated - fertile land
    • Sakurajima
      • well monitored
      • lots of modern tech

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