what will we do if it erupts again
Well the big question is how do people know when a volcano is about to erupt it’s very difficult to predict an earthquake because there’s only a few things that you can like know when there will be an volcano eruption in other words the volcano’s vital signs. There’s something called Seismometers this is something that can be used to pinpoint earthquakes which track the rise of magma and its movement along fissures so this could be helpful for Mount Meru because it’s an active volcano. This is one example of when an earthquake could happen Hundreds of small earthquakes are caused as magma rises up through cracks in the Earth's crust so if this does happen then it’s about a 99% chance that the volcano id about to erupt, something else before the eruption is your animals(pets) act very strangely like if you had chickens they would like lie down things like that Some signs that you will know that there will be an eruption is
- Before an eruption, magma moves into the area beneath the volcano and collects in a magma chamber, or reservoir.
- before the eruption there will be small little earthquakes that will make the magma rise to the surface.
these are some signs that might cause an earthquake.
These are just somethings that you should have with you before the volcano eruption
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- First aid kit and manual
- Emergency food and water
- Non-electric can opener
- Essential medicines
- Dust masks and goggles for every member of the household
- Sturdy shoes
- Tune in the radio or television for volcano updates.
- Listen for disaster sirens and warning signals.
- Review your emergency plan and gather your emergency supplies. Be sure to pack at least a 1-week supply of prescription medications.
- Prepare an emergency kit for your vehicle with food, flares, booster cables, maps, tools, a first aid kit, a fire extinguisher, sleeping bags, a flashlight, batteries, etc.
- Fill your vehicle’s gas tank.
- If no vehicle is available, make arrangements with friends or family for transportation, or follow authorities’ instructions on where to obtain transportation.
- Place vehicles under cover, if at all possible.
- Put livestock in an enclosed area. Plan ahead to take pets with you, but be aware that many emergency shelters cannot accept animals.
- Fill your clean water containers.
- Fill sinks and bathtubs with water as an extra supply for washing.
- Adjust the thermostat on refrigerators and freezers to the coolest possible temperature. If the power goes out, food will stay cooler longer.
- Listen to a battery-operated radio or television for the latest emergency information.
- Follow the evacuation order issued by authorities.
- Avoid areas downwind and river valleys downstream of the volcano.
- If caught indoors:
- Close all windows, doors, and dampers.
- Put all machinery inside a garage or barn.
- Bring animals and livestock into closed shelters.
- If trapped outdoors:
- Seek shelter indoors.
- If caught in a rockfall, roll into a ball to protect your head.
- If caught near a stream, be aware of mudflows. Move up slope, especially if you hear the roar of a mudflow.
- Protect yourself during ash fall:
- Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
- Use goggles to protect your eyes.
- Use a dust mask or hold a damp cloth over your face to help breathing.
- Keep car or truck engines off.
- Remember: Stay out of the area defined as a restricted zone by government officials. Effects of a volcanic eruption can be experienced many miles from a volcano. Mudflows and flash flooding, wild land fires, and even deadly hot ash flow can reach you even if you cannot see the volcano during an eruption. Avoid river valleys and low lying areas. Trying to watch an erupting volcano up close is a deadly id