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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.

2

Park's model - after

There wasn't huge damage - it wasn't near any major cities or urban areas (200km from Tokyo)

3

Magnitude

2 VEI

4

Level of vulnerability

Popular area for hiking.

5

What made it a disaster?

47 confirmed dead, many injured by falling debris.

6

Capacity to cope

High but not so much for the hikers

7

Frequency

Just one eruption.

8

Source - Japan times

Article written on September 30, 2014

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Source - Guardian

written by Kate Ravilious on 1 October 2014

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Park's model - pre-disaster

meteorlogical agency had been watching Mt Ontake by using a system to measure changes in its shape, despite this they were unable to predict the eruption.
It was a steam explosion which are nearly impossible to predict.