Natural Hazards in the Philippines

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What factor contributes to the occurrence of volcanic eruptions in the Philippines?

The Pacific Ring of Fire

How do typhoons impact the southwest monsoon in the Philippines?

They enhance the monsoon

What natural feature contributes to the occurrence of earthquakes in the Philippines?

The Pacific Ring of Fire

Which phenomenon occurs in the Philippines an average of 22 times a year?

Typhoons

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Factors Contributing to Natural Phenomena in the Philippines

  • The Philippines' location on the Pacific Ring of Fire contributes to the occurrence of volcanic eruptions.

Impact of Typhoons on the Southwest Monsoon

  • Typhoons enhance the southwest monsoon, which brings heavy rainfall and strong winds to the Philippines.

Natural Features Contributing to Earthquakes

  • The Philippines' location on the boundary of the Eurasian and Philippine Sea tectonic plates contributes to the occurrence of earthquakes.

Frequent Phenomenon in the Philippines

  • The Philippines experiences an average of 22 typhoons every year.

Test your knowledge about the natural hazards that affect the Philippines, including volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical cyclones, and storm surges.

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