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Coping with volcanic hazards; a global perspective

Earthquakes & Volcanoes (USGS)

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Abstract

Compared to some other natural hazards-such as floods, storms, earthquakes, landslides- volcanic hazards strike infrequently. However, in populated areas , even very small eruptions can wreak havoc and cause widespread devastation. For example, the 13 November 1985 eruption of Nevado del Ruiz in Colombia ejected only about 3 percent of the volume of ash produced during the 18 May 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. Yet, the mudflows triggered by this tiny eruption killed more than 25,000 people.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Coping with volcanic hazards; a global perspective
Series title:
Earthquakes & Volcanoes (USGS)
Volume:
22
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1990
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S Geological Survey
Description:
7 p.
First page:
154
Last page:
160
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N