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RF - Volcano Case Study

RF - Volcano Case Study

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Published by: loki12354 on Apr 03, 2009
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EARTHQUAKE CASE STUDY – MOUNT PINATUBO, 1991 ERUPTION
Before
Part of Kambales Mountain Range
approximately 7 million years old
active for 1.1 million
dormant for 450 years
holy place for people of Indonesia
7.8 Magnitude Earthquake in the Pinatubo region in July 1990
USGS begins monitoring Mount Pinatubo
Rising amount of Magma in underneath the Earth causes minor earthquakes
Increased amount of Steam coming to the surface
March: Scientists begin to look for signs of Volcanic activity
Sulphur Dioxide released to the surface
Many small Earthquakes occur 
June 5
th
– Level 3 alert issued (see below)
June 9
th
1991 – Ash Eruptions
June 10
th
– Level 5 alert issued, US evacuates Marines and USGS center 
Small(in comparison) Pyroclastic flows occur 
Most flow into the local river stystem
 
Historical eruption zones vs Preparedness zones

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