Volcano Education: What to Do When an Earthquake or Volcano Causes Eyewitnesses to Be Horrified!
If you’re looking for the most effective volcano education, I have the information you need for you. In this article, I’ll discuss a few ways you can learn how to prepare for and survive a volcanic eruption. I’ll even provide a way to protect your family!
The most common question we hear about volcanoes is: “What should I do in case of an eruption?” This is a good question because it’s important to understand the basic concept of how volcanic eruptions actually occur. So many people are misinformed or misunderstood about what happens during an eruption. So let’s look at some volcano safety basics and the options that you have to protect yourself and your family in case of an eruption.
First, I want to start with a basic understanding of what an eruption looks like. I’m sure you’ve seen some pictures of eruptions on TV. Most pictures show a burning sky or the clouds turning white. You may not believe it but that’s pretty much what you’ll see when an eruption occurs. Some of the most spectacular and deadliest eruptions in history have occurred during the daytime!
It’s really important to realize that an eruption will kill lots of people – including you. Imagine if a volcano suddenly erupted and it started sending huge lava flows into the atmosphere. That would certainly create a lot of ash and smoke, and that would quickly fill the atmosphere with carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide, too. Those gases and particles would quickly blanket the Earth and prevent the sunlight from reaching the Earth for years!
Some people who live near volcanoes suffer second-degree burns in just a matter of minutes. Of course, if you’re lucky, your neighbor might live to tell you about it, but even those who don’t usually die quickly because their lungs were filled with poisonous gases.
The next important question you should ask yourself is: “What should I do if an eruption occurs near my home or at my workplace?” My personal suggestion is that you check with your local government or other authorities and find out if there are shelters or areas of higher ground that can protect you and your family. You also want to be sure that your family is protected as well. In many cases, you’ll want to get everyone into one area to create a bubble so the smoke and ash can’t get in and your family can be safe.
There is also a very dangerous but very possible approach. That’s the approach of staying inside your home until the smoke clears and the ash is gone. This is a good option because you’ll likely still be able to watch TV, take care of your pets, etc. Once you’ve found a shelter, you’ll need to make sure that everyone is protected from carbon dioxide poisoning. Once your shelter is secure, you should probably evacuate your home – all the doors and windows must be shut tight and sealed so that you don’t breathe in any poisonous gases.
I hope that you now have a better idea of what to do in case of a volcano eruption. But that’s only half the battle. In order to be prepared for a volcano eruption, you’ll also need to know what to do when it happens!