Most people believe they have the necessary items to survive a volcanic eruption but only a few believe they are very prepared, an Auckland risk perception survey shows.
A mock movie teaser trailer has been created by University of Canterbury PhD candidate Josh Hayes to present his research topic, Clean-up and restoration of urban environments after volcanic eruptions.
Volcanic ash damages and disrupts critical infrastructure.
From electricity and transport to communications, wastewater and drinking water, all are at risk from a volcanic eruption.
Volcanic ash fall (tephra) can damage or even destroy buildings and infrastructure and threaten health and well-being, along with having a massive impact on both the local and national economy.
A free, multi-hazard risk assessment software programme developed in New Zealand can be a powerful tool for assessing volcanic fields around the world.
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Several eruption scenarios set the scene for developing better volcanic risk mitigation and asset management practices.