Living With Natural Hazards

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Living With Natural Hazards
  1. Earthquake
    1. Richter Scale
      1. a measure of earthquake length
      2. Tsunamis
        1. large ocean waves caused by an underwater earthquake
        2. After Shocks
          1. smaller tremors occurring after an earthquake
        3. Volcanoes
          1. Yogyakarta, Java (Indonesia), May 2006
            1. Tungurahua, Ecuador, August 2006
              1. Primary Effectors
                1. those resulting directly from the event itself
                2. Secondary Effectors
                  1. those that result from the priamry effectors
                3. Plate Boundary
                  1. Constructive
                    1. plates move apart from each other
                    2. Conservative
                      1. plates slide sideways past each other
                      2. Destructive
                        1. plates move towards each other
                      3. Tectonic Hazards
                        1. Fertile Soils
                          1. volcanic rocks are rich in minerals and when weathered, form fertile soils. These are ideal for growing crops.
                          2. Mineral Extraction
                            1. many valuable minerals form when volcanic activity occurs.
                            2. Tourism
                              1. volcanic landscapes can have beautiful scenery that attracts many visitors.
                              2. Raw Materials
                                1. the raw materials for many products come from volcanoes. These include building materials and chemicals used in industry.
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