Evacuation or No Evacuation

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					    Evacuation or No
      Evacuation



Andrew Ward, Josh Cords, Miranda Mcqueen
The Situation

 A volcano in Hawaii is active and is having
 eruptions. This is why we were hired, to
 find out whether they should evacuate the
 island, or if they should study and find out
 when the next eruption will happen. So
 that they can take precautions and figure
 out the next move.
The Problem

  Should the people of Hawaii,
  especially those living near the
  volcano Kilauea, evacuate the area,
  or should they stay put, and wait and
  see what happens?
Characteristics of the
Volcano
 Kilauea is a shield volcano.
 It has divergent boundaries.
 Kilauea is located in Hawaii.
 The climate in kilauea is generally warm, with little
 precipitation.
 Surrounding the volcano, is a tropical rainforest.
 Other types of land formations of the volcano are
 rainforest, craters, and volcanic rock.
Information We Know
 -Hawaii is made up completely of volcanoes.
 -It is located on the Big Island of Hawaii, on the southeastern most
 part.
 -It is the youngest volcano on Hawaii.
 -Its most recent eruption is continuous since January 3, 1983.
 -Its oldest dated rocks are 23,000 yrs. old.
 -The estimated age of its first eruption is 300,000 to 600,000 yrs.
 ago.
 -In 2004 there was an estimated population of 1,262,840 people in
 Hawaii.
Risk Analysis


  the volcano erupts 500 times every 200 yrs.
  It would cost $152.5 million per person!!!!!!!
Latitude and Longitude

  19°25'N 155°17'W
  Located is the
  Island/volcano of
  kauai.
Possible Solutions

  People could stay and see what happens, but everyone should
  be informed of the situation.
  Tourists should evacuate first, then the citizens.
  People can choose for themselves whether or not to evacuate,
  but we could persuade them to leave because their lives may
  possibly be at risk.
  The volcano might not erupt, so if everyone were to evacuate, it
  would waste a lot of time and money.
The Solution

 The tourists should be evacuated first,
 and then the citizens of Hawaii.
 The tourists are higher priority because
 they don’t live in Hawaii, so they need to
 get back home safely.
 the citizens live there so they know what to
 do and what to expect.
Citing the Sources

http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea/
http://www.mapsofworld.com/lat_long/usa-lat-long.html
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_plate_boundary_is_Volcano_
Kilauea_located_on
http://southport.jpl.nasa.gov/pio/volcanoes/captions/srl1-
kilauea_cap.html
http://www.summitpost.org/route/168232/kilauea-
combination.html

				
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