Strategies to Manage and Respond to Tectonic Hazards Flashcards

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What tools are used to monitor active volcanoes?

Seismometers, tiltmeters, lasers, gas sensors, and remote sensing through satellites are used to monitor active volcanoes.

How do seismometers help in monitoring earthquakes?

Seismometers detect earth movements associated with seismic activity, helping to monitor and predict earthquakes.

What are some protection measures for volcanic hazards?

Protection measures include establishing evacuation and exclusion zones, strengthening roofs to withstand ash, and providing education and drills.

How can buildings be protected against earthquakes?

Buildings can be protected by using earthquake-resistant designs and constructing sea walls to defend against tsunamis caused by undersea earthquakes.

Why is hazard mapping important in planning for tectonic hazards?

Hazard mapping helps identify areas most prone to tectonic hazards, aiding in relocating people, restricting construction, and focusing on important infrastructure.

What does effective planning for tectonic hazards involve?

Effective planning involves developing evacuation plans, education programs, stockpiling emergency supplies, and training emergency services.

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