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Geography - Tectonic Hazards-Effects 2

What are advantages of living near volcanoes? fertile soil, geothermal power is cheap, tourism
What are advantages of living in earthquake zones? good climate, fishing & farming. Many place get used to small earthquakes that don't cause much damage
What is 'monitoring'? recording physical changes to predict when & where a natural hazard might strike
What is 'prediction'? attempts to forecast when & where a natural hazard will strike based on current knowledge
What is 'planning'? Actions taken before a disaster so people know how to respond
What is 'protection'? Actions taken before a hazard strikes to reduce its impact
What are examples of 'monitoring'? seismometers to detect tremors, tiltmeters to detect bulges in volcanoes
Why is 'prediction' useful? it allows people to evacuate & move belongings
What are examples of 'planning'? emergency evacuation plans, warning systems
What are examples of 'protection'? shatter-proof windows, automatic shut off to gas & electricity supplies to prevent fires
Created by: samfitter
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