Perceptions and Response of Residents, Horse Guides and Tourists on Sudden Volcanic Disasters: Taal Volcano, Philippines


Authors : Leslie Jamie C. Cobar

Volume/Issue : Volume 5 - 2020, Issue 4 - April

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Deaths and injuries due to sudden eruption of volcanoes have increased in recent times. While efforts to understand the mechanisms behind sudden eruptions is underway, it is important to understand the perceptions and response of people on this hazard. This paper seeks to understand the residents, horse guides, and tourists’ perceptions on the hazards of sudden volcanic disasters in Taal volcano, their response and willingness to engage in mitigation initiatives. Results reveal that volcanic rocks of all sizes are the least known hazard among respondents as well as differences in responses on various sudden volcanic disasters. There is also a willingness to use and invest in mitigation actions within reasonable means.

Keywords : Perception; Response; Sudden Eruptions, Volcano.

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