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Management Of Earthquakes

‘With good planning you can prevent loss of life and limit the damage caused by a
volcanic eruption’ Do you agree with this statement? (8 marks)

I agree with this statement. There is proof that this is true. For example, in 1991
there was an extremely large volcano that erupted in Clark, The Philippines. Over
5 cubic Km of material from the mouth of the volcano. Over 20 million tons of
sulfur dioxide were let into the atmosphere in the eruptions. This gas is still
effecting the climate of Clark today. This eruption would have killed thousands of
people, but it didn’t. Luckily, scientists from the Philippine Institute of
Volcanology and Seismology and the U.S. Geological Survey had forecast the
eruption, due to this, over 5,000 lives were saved and over $250 million in
property. Commercial aircraft were warned about the hazard of the ash cloud
from the eruption, and most avoided it.
From that case study, you can deduce the fact that careful planning and studying
can help prevent the loss of life and damage caused by a volcanic eruption.
Planning in this way could also help for other natural disasters such as
earthquakes and tsunamis.