- Created by: eleanor
- Created on: 14-05-13 11:24
Magnitute x vulnrability
Capacity to cope
Calafornia- Lama prita
Earthquake in 1989.
magnitude of 6.9
Cyprus free way collapsed due to liquid faction- 11 years to re build. 42 dead because of this alone.
ground shakes and water rises.
Phillipines- mount pinitubo
Eruppted in 1991.
2 largest volcanic erruption on reccord.
pre earthquake which caused landslides (magnitude 7)
300 dead and thousands evacuated but evacuees could not return home as could not affor to re- develop.
ash cloud caused global temp to decrease by 0.5 degrees.
why is calafornia a hazard hotspot?
40 millionpeople in california.
earthquakes- network of faults which run under the coastline (san andreas fault)- conservative plate boundry.
Hydrometerological and geophysical disasters.
why is the philipines a hazard hotspot?
because it is on a destructive plate boundry there are lots of volcanoes
•The Philippines is in a tropical cyclone track; lahars can be mobilised by cyclones and tropical storms.
small islands make it hard to deal with disasters