Flashcards in Mount Ontake (V) 2014 Deck (10)
Park's model - relief
Mountain huts player an important role as shelters, over 1000 troops, police and fire-fighters had been involved in the rescue operation.
Park's model - after
There wasn't huge damage - it wasn't near any major cities or urban areas (200km from Tokyo)
Level of vulnerability
Popular area for hiking.
What made it a disaster?
47 confirmed dead, many injured by falling debris.
Capacity to cope
High but not so much for the hikers
Just one eruption.
Source - Japan times
Article written on September 30, 2014
Source - Guardian
written by Kate Ravilious on 1 October 2014