Natural Disasters and Cultural Change

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2.1 Field and path buried under volcanic tephra at the Hashimuregawa site 24
2.2 Trace of a small river, which was buried by an avalanche 24
3.1 Villages affected by the Aitape tsunami and the resettlement villages 29
3.2 House posts at the site of Warapu village 33
3.3 Tsunami awareness material prepared and distributed by the Papua New Guinea National Disaster Management Office in 1999 38
4.1 Mt Pinatubo and its tectonic setting 44
4.2 The Bacolor area and the extent of lahar activity from 1991 to 1995 46-7
4.3 A house in stages of raising and reconstruction 55
4.4 The Cabetican Archdiocesan shrine 58
5.1 Dutch shipwrecks on the west coast of Western Australia 69
5.2 The massacre of the Batavia survivors 70
6.1 Banham, Norfolk: June-September mortality expressed as standard deviations from the 26-year mean 96
6.2 Cavendish, Suffolk: June-September mortality expressed as standard deviations from the 26-year mean 97
6.3 Castle Donington, Leicestershire: June-September mortality expressed as standard deviations from the 26-year mean 97
6.4 Cranfield, Bedfordshire: June-September mortality expressed as standard deviations from the 26-year mean 97
7.1 View of Mt Vesuvius from Monte Faito to the south, looking across the Bay of Naples 108
7.2 Map of Campania showing locations of Bay of Naples, Mt Vesuvius, Pompeii and Herculaneum 109
7.3 Piles of gypsum in garden of the Casa del Sancello Iliaca in Pompeii 113
7.4 Tourists in the Via dell’Abondanza in Pompeii 120
8.1 North Island volcanoes that have erupted since c. AD 200 and other features or sites mentioned in the text 129
8.2 Summary of eruptions of North Island volcanic centres, and other events, since c. AD 200 130-1

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