I need to know about this for my exam tommorow, I know how Mt St.Helens errupted in 1980 and how it was unexpected as it had ben inactive for 120 years blah de blah...
But anyway, What I'm unsure about is the sollutions?
What did the people of USA do to prevent further destruction of this volcano for the future?
Please help me immediately as this is pretty urgent since my exam is tommorow, thankyou people!
Did you not do another volanic eruption as well? We do Mt Pinatubo, and i would use that more for solutions...
Anyway, Mt St Helens. Bare in mind that America is argubly the most prosperous nation in the world, therefore a lot of 'solutions' were in place before hand because the eruption was predited (e.g. emergancy servies on standby, 5 mile exclusion zone around the area, and evacuation of local people.) Also, Mt St Helens is in a very sparsly populated area of Washington, so there was some, but not many 'high tech' solutions implemented because of other seismic activity which could be seen as more threatening (e.g if other seismic activity was in a densley populated area.)
So now, just mointoring of the volcano occurs (like it did before it erupted in 1980) and i think they have made the exlcusion zone further (even though i am not entirly sure.) I think the area it erupted in was more concered about the economic costs (e.g loss of tourism for leisure and reacreation and 12% of the total crop lost) and were trying to get back on their feet after the eruption.
Hmm...i cant think of anything else really. Personally, i wouldn't use MSH, did you not do another seismic event? We did e.g Gujarat, India (earthquake in 2001) and that would be easier to talk about the solutions that were not implemented and should have been.
Well if I can I could always use the Earthquake in Kobe foe sollutions, such as the sesimic isolaters etc...
I was just curious to know the sollutions of MTS.