Restless Earth

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5 specific case study facts on the Andes
120 million people, Potatoes+maize=main crops, terraces used for farming-steep slopes, pack llamas to carry loads, female llamas for milk + meat, inca trail 45km, Machu Picchu settlement, Yanacocha gold mine-biggest in world
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5 specific case study facts on Mt St Helens, USA (composite volcano)
Primary:5.1 richter scale, landslide on NE side biggest ever, 57 people killed Secondary:lahars from ash++ice Imediate responses:8km exclusion zone, helicopters for serach+rescue Long-term responses:3 million tourists/year, firtile soil-ash fall
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5 specific case study facts on Nyiragongo, Africa (shield volcano)
Primary:lava 60km/h, Goma airport split in half, fuel store explosion-45 killed Secondary:0.5million to Rwanda, cholera spead Immediate responses:water+food+shelter aid supplied Long-term:rebuilding of homes, clearing Goma airport, long-term aid
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5 specific case study facts on Yellowstone supervolcano, North America, at current
Evidence that magma chamber at yellowstone is shifting. Caldera is bulging beneath lake Yellowstone. Ground has risen 70cm in places. Magma chamber=80km long,40km wide,8km deep. It is a hotspot; eruptions 2 million, 1.3 million and 630 000 years ago
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Projected worldwide effects if Yellowstone erupted
10 000km2 of land destroyed, 87 000 killled, 15cm ash on buildingsover 1000km, air travel+other transport stopped, no electricity/water, ash would arrive in UK after 5 days, worldwide climate could shift by 20°c
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Primary:5.1 richter scale, landslide on NE side biggest ever, 57 people killed Secondary:lahars from ash++ice Imediate responses:8km exclusion zone, helicopters for serach+rescue Long-term responses:3 million tourists/year, firtile soil-ash fall

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