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Flashcards in 1.7C Manilla has fallen Deck (20):
1

Where is the Philippines situated?

Situated on a complex plate boundary in the 'Ring of Fire'

2

How many volcanoes does it have?

37

3

How many earthquakes were recorded in the last 40 years?

12

4

What do tectonic events leave behind?

Step rugged slope and poor vegetation

5

Whats the climate like in the Philippines?

Tropical monsoon climate

6

On average how many typhoons hit the country per year?

20

7

What is the country in high risk from?

Storm surges and landslides

8

How is the country developing?

Rapidly developing middle income country

9

What is the population like?

Growing at 1.72%

10

What has urbanisation lead to?

Large unplanned informal setllements

11

What percentage of the population live in poverty?

25%

12

Key examples of eruptions/Typhoons?

Typhoon Yunya and Typhoon Durian

13

When was the second largest eruption?

June 15th 1991 (Typhoon Yunya)

14

How many people died in Mt Pinatubo?

847

15

How many houses damaged in Mt Pinatubo?

73,000

16

What happened with Mt Mayon?

An active stratavolcano erupts frequently

17

What mixed with ash in from the Mt Mayon eruption?

Rainfall

18

What did the rain and ash deposists create and what effect did this have?

Mud flows and Lahars wish buried farms an d villages

19

How many peiple died from the mudflows and Lahars in Mt Mayon?

1250 people

20

What is the Philippines ranked in the world in terms of risk?

3rd