What are the hazards associated with earthquake and volcanic activity?

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  • What are the hazards associated with earthquake and volcanic activity?
    • Impacts of Earthquakes
      • Loss of life
      • Destruction of infrastructure
      • Disruption of water supplies
      • Loss of public utilities
      • Flooding
      • Pollution
      • Fires
      • Tsunamis (offshore earthquakes)
      • Disease
    • Haiti Earthquake 2010
      • 7 on richter scale
      • 100,000-316,000 killed
      • Government did not have money to provide aid for all survivors
      • Still homeless and missing people today
      • Buildings were not built to a high enough standard
      • Large international aid provisions
      • US Navy Vessels, Red Cross Vessels, and aircraft from around the world provided support
      • Cholera outbreak due to polluted water- 8231 people killed up to August 2013
      • Still 279000 living in temporary camps at the end of 2013
    • New Zealand earthquake 2011
      • Christchurch
      • 6.3 on richter scale
      • 166 killed
      • 70 rescued
      • Aid and Refuge
      • Long term rebuild
      • Buildings were better built to withstand earthquakes
      • Evacuation plans in place
      • Well-prepared emergency services
    • Montserrat- Chances Peak Volcano
      • Dormant for 300 years, started erupting in 1995
      • Eruption lasted for 5 years
      • Population (11000) evacuated, including Capital of Plymouth
      • 19 killed over 5 years
      • The only airport and hospital covered in ash
      • British and US government sent short-term aid
      • Long term exclusion zone set up
      • Observatory built to monitor volcano
      • Services expanded in North, and new airport built
    • Mt St Helens 18th May 1980
      • 57 killed
      • Earthquake opened one face of mountain, and sudden release of pressure caused eruption
      • Eruption column 80000 feet high
      • Large mudslides from melting ice reached 50 miles
      • $2.88bn of damage
      • Evacuation and short-term aid
      • Trees replanted
      • 200 homes rebuilt
      • Visitor center for tourists

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