Philippines: A multi hazardous environment

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    • Multi Hazardous environment: Philippines
      • Volcanoes
        • Near to destructive plate margin
          • Philippines plate is being sub-ducted underneath the Eurasian plate
            • Ex) Mount Pinatubo, 1991
              • 700 dead
              • 200,000 left homeless
              • Bbuildings collapsed
              • Crops destroyed
              • Agricultural land destroyed by falling ash
      • Seismic hazards
        • Earthquakes at fault lines and plate boundary
          • Ex) Luzon Island  7.8 magnitude earthquake, 1990
            • 1500 dead
          • Tsunamis caused by earthquakes in surrounding oceans
      • Tropical storms
        • Around 10 a year
        • Develop in the pacific ocean and move westward to the islands
          • Thyphoon Xangsane, 2006
            • High winds and torrential rain
              • destroyed homes
              • flooding
              • Landslides
              • 200 deaths
              • Cost of damage = $130 million
          • A group of islands in South-East Asia
      • Densely populated
        • people use experience to stay prepared
          • Stock pilling food
            • Inreasing their resilience
              • Widening rivers to decrease flood risk
          • Widening rivers to decrease flood risk
          • Inreasing their resilience
        • 2009 + policy
          • Working to increase resilience by adaptation, mitigation and management
            • Not allowed to build in high risk areas
            • adapting buildings so they are more able to cope with earthquakes
            • Building embankments to reduce flooding
            • Increasing public awareness
            • Monitoring hazards and developing early warning systems
      • A group of islands in South-East Asia
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