GCSE Geography – HazardsLEDC – Volcano Case Study Aim: To find out what made the 1985 eruption of Nevado del Ruiz sodeadly.
Watch the FollowingVideo and take Notes YouTube The Eruption of the Nevado del Ruiz Volcano - Colombia 1985
Case Study The Geography behind the disaster. Type of plate movement that caused the volcanic eruption The key facts and figures Date and time of the eruption. Primary effects (the things that happened immediately) Secondary effects (ice cap on the volcano melted by the eruption = ?) Social impacts (on the people) Environmental impacts (natural environment) Economic impacts (jobs e.g. farming and ability to earn a wage) The rescue attempt what was done and was it successful? What factors hampered the rescue? Lessons for the future. How can the effects of a future eruption be minimised? You will need to do some additional research here on volcanic eruption prediction.