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FACTS
· Hazard hotspot
· GDP per capita- $5,000
· Population- 91 million
· On a typhoon belt
· Experiences 20 typhoons per year
· 100% of the country is at risk of earthquakes…read more

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PLATE BOUNDARIES
· Eurasian plate and the
Philippines plate are colliding
· Oceanic and continental plate
mean volcanoes are very strong
· Earthquakes often exceed 8.0 on
the richter scale…read more

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HAZARDS IN THE PHILIPPINES
· Volcanic erruptions cause lahars
· Landslides are common because of the
mountainous region
· Droughts
· Typhoon belt…read more

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VULNERABILITY
· Poverty
· Deforestation
· Rapid urbanisation
· Dense population
· Poor land management…read more

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EARTHQUAKE EXAMPLE
· 1994
· Northridge
· 72 deaths
· $12 billion damages…read more

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