The eruption of Nyiragongo, Africa

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  • Created on: 07-05-15 13:44

1. What were the responses ?

  • Water had to be supplied in tankers, aid agencies inclding Christian aid and oxfam were involved in the distribution of medicine ,food and blankets
  • one year on 3,000 temporary tent schools set up
  • Delays in aid led to conflict and violence
  • One year on and 80% of the port was functioning
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2. what were the primary effects?

  • Homes roads and pipes were destroyed causing explosions killing 45 people
  • 8 hospitals destroyed and 22 damaged - 230,000 died
  • Clean and fresh water on short supply 2 million homes without electricity
  • Every tree within a km radius of the blast zone was destroyed

3. When and where was the the Eruption?

  • 17th of January 1995 Kobe
  • 12th of January 2010 near Port au Prince Haiti
  • 17th of January 2002 in the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • March 1980 Washington state

4. Most destruction was caused by

  • an earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale
  • Lava travelling at 60 kph
  • a landslide Wiping out everything north in a 27km radius
  • A conservative plate margin leading to an earthquake

5. Which of these were secondary effects?

  • 500,000 people still sleeping rough when the rainy season started
  • Death of all fish and the loss of 250km of salmon and trout rivers
  • half a million people fled to neighbouring are Rwanda to escape the lava - they had to cope without electricity shelter and clean water
  • 12% of total crops were ruined by settling dust

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