Flashcards in Multi-Hazard Environment Deck (3)
Which country is an example of a Multi-Hazard environment?
The Philippines, the Philippines are a group of islands in South-East Asia, the area is vulnerable to a variety of hazards.
What hazards are the Philippines subject to?
VOLCANOES - The Philippines is near a destructive plate boundary where the Eurasian plate is subducted beneath the Eurasian plate
E.g Mount Pinatubo erupted in 1991, more than 700 people died and crops and other agricultural land was ruined by the Ash.
SEISMIC HAZARDS - The Philippines is also affected by seismic hazards from the nearby plate boundary, the Moro Gulf Tsunami is an example whereby an earthquake sparked a tsunami which killed thousands.
TROPICAL STORMS - The Philippines averages around 10 tropical storms per year. E.g Typhoon Xangsane.