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Mount Etna located on the east coast of Sicily is classified as a stratovolcano and is the tallest active volcano in Europe at 3,329 m (10,922 ft). It remains one of the most active and dangerous ...

Mount Etna located on the east coast of Sicily is classified as a stratovolcano and is the tallest active volcano in Europe at 3,329 m (10,922 ft). It remains one of the most active and dangerous volcanoes in the world. A major eruption of Etna and other volcanoes close to large cities such as Messina and Catania would be devastating to people, property, infrastructure, the environment, and the global economy.

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    MOUNT ETNA ERUPTS AGAIN 19 February 2013 MOUNT ETNA ERUPTS AGAIN 19 February 2013 Presentation Transcript

    • MOUNT ETNA EMITS LAVA: FEB. 19, 2013
    • MOUNT ETNA ERUPTS AGAIN February 19, 2013
    • Mount Etna emits lava flow in the early hours of February 19, 2013
    • MOUNT ETNA Mount Etna is the result of convergence between the African and Eurasian Plates.
    • MOUNT ETNA Mount Etna, an active stratovolcano on the east coast of Sicily and the tallest active volcano in Europe at 3,329 m (10,922 ft), is close to Messina and Catania.
    • Mount Etna, one of the most active volcanoes in the world,has been in an almost constant state of activity for years.
    • MOUNT ETNA: 2008
    • ETNA: ONE OF WORLD’SDANGEROUS VOLCANOESA major eruption of Etna and othervolcanoes close to major populationcenters would be devastating topeople, property, infrastructure, theenvironment, and the globaleconomy.
    • LOCATIONS OF DANGEROUSVOLCANOES
    • VOLCANO RISK ACCEPTABLE RISK• VOLCANO HAZARDS• RISK BLDG. INVENTORY• VULNERABILITY UNACCEPTABLE RISK• LOCATION GOAL: VOLCANO DISASTER RESILIENCE DATA BASES COMMUNITIES AND INFORMATION POLICY OPTIONS • PREPAREDNESS HAZARDS: • PROTECTION GROUND SHAKING GROUND FAILURE • EARLY WARNING SURFACE FAULTING TECTONIC • EMERGENCY RESPONSE DEFORMATION • RECOVERY and TSUNAMI RUN UP AFTERSHOCKS RECONSTRUCTION
    • CAUSES OF CAUSES OF RISK RISK LATERAL BLAST PYROCLASTIC FLOWS FLYING DEBRIS VOLCANIC VOLCANIC VOLCANIC ASH ERUPTIONS ERUPTIONSCASE HISTORIES LAVA FLOWSCASE HISTORIES LAHARS TOXIC GASES
    • VOLCANO CHAITEN: CHILE;MAY 3, 2008
    • MOUNT MERAPI: INDONESIA
    • INDONESIA’S MOUNT MERAPI ERUPTS ON MAY 15, 2006 • Mount Merapi emitted lava, debris, and a pyroclastic flow or cloud on May 15.
    • MOUNT SOMMA-VESUVIUS• Location: Bay Naples, east of the city of Naples, Italy MDA Federal’s NaturalVue 2000. 6011 Executive Blvd, Suite 400, Rockville, Md, 20852 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Naplesbay01.jpg
    • MOUNT VESUVIUS: ITALY
    • MOUNT FUJI: JAPAN
    • NEVADA DEL RUIZ:COLOMBIA
    • MOUNT RAINIER:WASHINGTON (USA)
    • MOUNT RAINIER: LAHAR SIMULATION
    • MOUNT RAINIER: LAHAR SIMULATION
    • MOUNT RAINIER: LAHAR SIMULATION
    • POPOCATEPL: MEXICO
    • NYIRANGONGO:DEMOCRATIC REPUBLICOF CONGO
    • Mt. St. Helens – priorto the 1980 eruption
    • Mt. St. Helens (after the 1980 eruption)
    • Krakatau• Location: between Java and Sumatra• Date: 26-27 August, 1883• Time: 2610:02 am (GMT)-The big one! http://www.geology.sdsu.edu/how_volcanoes_work/Krakatau.html
    • SHOULD WE BE THINKING ABOUT ANOTHER KRAKATOA ERUPTION ? !Krakatoa: Pre-1883 Eruption Anak Krakatoa—Son of Krakatoa