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A SAFER FUTURE: Reducing the Impacts of Natural Disasters
Presently, certain hazards are easier to predict than others. Improvementsare being made, but rapid advancements are needed. Predicting earthquakesand volcanic eruptions is still an inexact science. In some cases,volcanoes will vent steam and ash long before erupting with lava;in others, they steam and smoke before settling back down with noother activity or severe effects.