Etna

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Etna location
Sicily, Italy. Largest volcano in Europe and one of the most active in world.
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Eruption date
November 2002
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Cost of damage
$8m
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Mount Etna is a _______ volcano
Strato
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Primary effects (4)
1) Nuées ardetnes (clouds of ash and gas) thrown from 2 vents. 2) Magma thrown 100m into air from vents. 3) Pyroclastic flows (avalanche of hot ash and rock). 4) 2 separate flows of lava ran quickly down the mountain.
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Secondary effects
below:
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How many houses damaged
100
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How many evacuated
1000
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Airport at Catania closed for ___ days
4
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How many businesses disrupted by eruptions
300
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What was postponed in the area?
Skiing season
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Authorities used ______ to house displaced people
holiday homes
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Villagers did what?
Paraded patron saint through streets to try and ward off lava flow
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What was destroyed
Habitats
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Issues faced by survivors
Psychological problems
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Responses:
ITA govt. declared state of emergency, Rescue workers and army dug channels to divert lava flow. Ship with supplies (medical) positioned off Catania to be ready in emergency, Tax breaks given to those effected by eruptions.
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