Active volcanoes / Aktive vulkaner:
Are Volcanoes really dangerous?

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Of course they are.....
Modern technology and a long history of increasing knowledge about volcanoes, have helped
to forecast volcanic eruptions today, and to get people away from the area in time.
Let us take a few examples, that shows that it is not the eruption itself that is so dangerous,
but it is what people do - or do not - after an eruption.

1976: Soufrier, Guadeloupe. Phreatic explosion. 0 deaths. Why not?  72.000 evacuated!

1977: Usu, Japan. Mudflows. 3 deaths. 27.000 evacuated.

1978: Mayon, Philippines. Explosions, lava flows. 0 deaths. 23.000 evacuated.

1979: Iliwerung, Indonesia. Tsunami caused by a landslide. No eruption. 500 deaths. 0 evac.

1980: Galamala, Indonesia. Hot tephra, forest fires. 0 deaths. 40.000 evacuated.

1981: Mayon, Philippines. Mudflows, rain-induced. No eruption. >200 deaths. 0 evacuated.

1982: El Chicon, Mexico. Pyroclastic flows. 1,879 deaths. >10.000 evacuated.

1983: Campi Flegrei, Italy. Seismicity, uplift. 0 deaths. <40.000 evacuated.

 

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ANIMALS

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BIRDS

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FLOWERS

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