Geography - Tectonics

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How much of the island is uninhabitable?
Two thirds.
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How are volcanoes measured?
Volcanic Explosivity Index.
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How can volcanoes be predicted?
Due to small Earthquakes, changes to the volcanoes surface or changes to the tilt of the volcano.
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What is the water column?
The area of sea water from the surface to the sea floor.
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What is the cause of a Tsunami?
Most are caused by underwater earthquakes along subduction zones.
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Describe an early warning system.
These are systems that use seismic sensors to detect undersea earthquakes. The provide a warning before the Tsunami hits the coastline.
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Which country has the most extensive warning systems?
Japan.
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How many people in Indonesia died or are missing as a result of the Indian Ocean Tsunami?
236,169
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