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General facts

-multiple hazard zone
-spend 2% of their GDP cleaning up after typhoons
-emerging country

2

Volcanoes

-very common (incl Mr Pinatubo eruption, 1991, which led to Typhoon Yunya which mobilised volcananic secondary effects e.g. lahars)
-frequent and violent; andesitic magma, ash, lahars, pyroclastic flows

3

Earthquakes

-subduction zone; frequent but vary in depth

4

Landslides

-frequent
-linked to typhoons and deforestation
-often deadly

5

Cyclones

-very frequent
-usually deadly

6

Floods

-an impact of frequent typhoons

7

Drought

-rare
-can be caused by El Nino (1999, 2010)