Why do people live in areas prone to earthquakes and volcanoes?


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2008-06-04 10:56:38
2008-06-04 10:56:38

Unless the phenonmenon are always occurring, you get a "not in my time" attitude.

Also, the area around some volcanoes is quite fertile, more important to farmers than "a little smoke".

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they are prone because they both have underground passages. jordan mattiuzzo 9 years old

Fault lines in the Tectonic Plates underneath them. Also you will always have earthquakes anywhere near or in close proximity of volcanoes.

Areas prone to earthquakes should be identified so that people can prepare for them. Most notably, bridges and public buildings should be built to withstand earthquakes.

The majority of earth's volcanoes and earthquakes occur near the boundaries of tectonic plates. Therefore, an area that has volcanoes is likely to be prone to earthquake as well.

Yes. Several areas in Russia are prone to earthquakes.

to alert the people who live in the particular place specially the people who are in the epicenter

Tsunamis impact people living in coatal areas, especially those prone to earthquakes.

People cannot really predict when a volcano or earthquake will strike. But if they do know there will be one they should evacuate. In earthquake-prone areas, buildings are constructed to withstand strong earthquake forces.

While generally not considered as dangerous as active volcanoes, dormant volcanoes may still be prone to earthquakes and landslides.

If You Want To... Although You Are More Prone To Get Earthquakes Than In Other Areas.

Inactive volcanoes are especially prone to erosion in areas were rainfall is plentiful. This reclamation of the area by local flora can lessen the effect.

Japan has many earthquakes because it is position in the Pacific Ring of Fire. Japan also has many volcanoes and are prone to tsunamis.

Chile is highly prone to earthquakes

the reason some parts of the earth are more prone to having earthquakes is because of the fault line the cities are built on.

Japan is on the Pacific Rim at the conjunction of tectonic plates causing a large number of earthquakes and volcanoes. It also lies at latitudes prone to hurricanes.

The earthquake prone areas are those on or near fault lines or subduction zones, and those near active volcanoes. Most of the rim of the Pacific Ocean is one such area.

Western and southern Mexico qualify as such. The region is located on the subduction zone between the North American, Pacific and Cocos tectonic plates. It is also known as part of the "Ring of Fire" with plenty of volcanoes and prone to earthquakes.

Yes. Even without an eruption a dormant volcano may be prone to earthquakes, landslides, and gas emissions.

There is no "place" on Earth that cannot receive an earthquake. There are just places that are more prone to them. An earthquake occurs when two of Earth's pates collide. Places like Hawaii might be more prone to earthquakes because of the undersea volcanoes that make up the area.

Because of plate tectonics: Southern Mexico and Central America are right at the subduction zone between the North American, Cocos and Caribbean plates. This in turn results on a land area with many volcanoes and prone to earthquakes.

California is in a location that is more prone to volcanoes.

Several volcanoes found in Mexico are within the Pacific Ring of Fire, which is an area prone to earthquakes and volcano eruptions, just like those found on the US' western board.

No. Ancient volcanic activity did occur in the region, but it is not at all prone to earthquakes in modern times.

Along what European sea are countries especially prone to earthquakes

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