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Philippines Earthquake Case Study ---- On a destructive boundary between Eurasian and Philippine plates
>2006 >Killed only 15 people >Damaged over 800 buildings >Triggered a 3m high tsunami and landslides and a flood which washed away houses
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Philippines Volcano Case Study ---- Has 37 volcanoes (18 active). Lies on the Ring of Fire
>1991 >Mount Pinatubo >Largest one for 50 years >Created pyroclastic flows and ash clouds 20km high >Killed 350 >Buried 80,000ha under ash >Losses of $710 million
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Philippines Landslide Case Study ---- Gets monsoon rains. Deforestation - in 20th Century, forest cover decreased from 70%- 20%
>2006 >Mudslide >Covered 3km^2, burying the town of Guinsagon >Killed 1,150 people >2000mm of rain had fallen in 10 days >A 2.6 magnitude earthquake also had just struck
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Philippines Typhoon Case Study ---- Most exposed country in the worl. Has around 5-6 a year
>November 2013 >Category 5 >Strongest ever at landfall (195mph) >6,000 people died >1.9m homeless >13% of the pop was affected >13ft storm surge >$700m donated in aid >Tacloban -90% destroyed >Worldwide Vetinary Service (WVS)
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California Earthquake Case Study ---- On a destructive plate boundary between North American and Pacific Plates (San Andreas Fault)
>1994 >San Fernando Valley in San Francisco >Very densely populated >6.7 magnitude >1000s of aftershocks >57 died >Over 1,500 injured >Motorways damaged, causing traffic congestion up to 30km away >1000s of homes without gas, electricity or water
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Philippines Volcano Case Study ---- Has 37 volcanoes (18 active). Lies on the Ring of Fire

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>1991 >Mount Pinatubo >Largest one for 50 years >Created pyroclastic flows and ash clouds 20km high >Killed 350 >Buried 80,000ha under ash >Losses of $710 million

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Philippines Landslide Case Study ---- Gets monsoon rains. Deforestation - in 20th Century, forest cover decreased from 70%- 20%

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Philippines Typhoon Case Study ---- Most exposed country in the worl. Has around 5-6 a year

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California Earthquake Case Study ---- On a destructive plate boundary between North American and Pacific Plates (San Andreas Fault)

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