Geological Disasters in the Philippines: The July 1990 Earthquake and the June 1991 Eruption of Mount Pinatubo (Google eBook)
Designed to improve the understanding of the recent extreme geological events which affected the Philippines in the early 1990's. Describes the impacts on physical and human environments as well as on agriculture and economy of the Philippines. Details steps taken by leaders and citizens toward effective disaster prevention and mitigation. Glossary, list of references, and over 90 tables and figures. Color photos.
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1990 Luzon Earthquake activity affected agriculture Archipelago ash blanket ashfall Baguio Bataan Benioff zone bridges Caraballo Mountains casualties caused Central Luzon Central Plain Chapter collapsed Cordillera Central crater Dagupan City Dalton Pass Road damage debris slides deposited destructive Digdig DPWH drainage ejecta environment epicenters erosion explosive FHILIPPINE ISL LUZON Figure focal mechanism geological ground shaking Gulf IDNDR impact infrastructure Island July 16 July 1990 earthquake kilometers lahars landslides Lingayen Lingayen Gulf liquefaction located Magnitude mainly Manila MedNet million Mindanao monsoon Mount Pinatubo mudflows natural disasters natural hazards occurred Pacific Plate Pampanga Perez Blvd period phenomena Philippine Fault PHIVOLCS provinces Punongbayan pyroclastics quake Quaternary rains rainy season region River Rizal rock sand Sea Plate sediments seismicity slope failures soil South China Sea strike-slip structures subduction surface Tarlac tilting Tokimatsu tremors Trench tsunamis typhoons Umbal Valley volcanic eruptions Zambales zone
Page 20 - By the year 2000, all countries, as part of their plans to achieve sustainable development, should have in place: comprehensive national assessments of risks from natural hazards, with these assessments taken into account in development plans...
Page 154 - Recorded by a single seismograph or by seismographs of the same model, but not by several seismographs of different kinds; the shock felt by an experienced observer. II. Extremely feeble shock. Recorded by several seismographs of different kinds; felt by a small number of persons at rest. III. Very feeble shock. Felt by several persons at rest; strong enough for the direction or duration to be appreciable. IV. Feeble shock. Felt by persons in motion ; disturbance of movable objects, doors, windows,...
Page 154 - IV. Feeble shock - felt generally indoors, outdoors by a few. Hanging objects swing slightly. Creaking of frames of houses. V. Shock of moderate intensity - felt generally by everyone. Hanging objects swing freely.
Page 154 - Overturn of tall vases and unstable objects. Light sleepers awaken. VI. FAIRLY STRONG SHOCK: General awakening of those asleep. Some frightened persons leave their houses. Stopping of pendulum clocks. Oscillation of hanging lamps. Slight damage in very old or poorly built structures, old walls, etc. Some landslides from hills and steep banks. Cracks in road surfaces.
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Page 154 - VII. Strong Shock; Overturn of movable objects. General alarm, all run outdoors. Damage slight in wellbuilt houses, considerable in old or poorly built structures, old walls, etc. Some landslides from hills and steep banks. Cracks in road surfaces. VIII. Very Strong Shock; People panicky. Trees shaken strongly. Changes in flow of springs and wells.
Page 154 - Damage slight in well-built houses, considerable in old or poorlybuilt structures, old walls, etc. Some landslides from hills and steep banks. Cracks in road surfaces. VIII. VERY STRONG SHOCK. People panicky. Trees shaken strongly. Changes in the flow of springs and wells.
Page 154 - VII. STRONG SHOCK: Overturn of movable objects. General alarm, all run outdoors. Damage slight in well-built houses, considerable in old or poorly built structures, old walls, etc. Some landslides from hills and steep banks. Cracks in road surfaces. VIII. VERY STRONG SHOCK: People panicky. Trees shaken strongly. Changes in flow of spring and wells.