tectonics

Geography
Sichuan 2008
87,000 killed
4,800,000 homeless
7.9 M
$137.5bn
Poor preperation e.g mud brick houses
Pinatubo 1991
Forecasting by Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology and usgs saved approx 5,000 lives and $250 million
200,000 evacuated before and during eruptions
847 dead
?10 billion
?70 million agriculture
cold lahars
Pyroclastic flows
Tohoku 2011
$150 billion recovery cost
15,000 dead
9.0 M
300,000 buildings damaged
Tsunami walls surpassed
Fukishima meltdown – change in energy policy
Loma Prieta 1989
63 deaths
$7 billion damage
6.9 M
Good preperation, education
Haiti 2010
7.0 M
approx. 130,000 dead
49% adult literacy
No preperation
approx $13 billion damage
Collapse government buildings
Mount St Helens 1980
VEI 5
57 deaths
Poor monitoring, good response

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