Geography - Why do people live at risk from tectonic hazards?

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  • Why people live at risk from natural hazards
    • Poor people have no choice - money, food and family are seen as more important.
    • Some people have no experience or knowledge of the risks.
    • Volcanoes can bring benefits  such as fertile soil, rich mineral deposits and hot water.
    • Earthquake resistant buildings designs reduce risk.
    • Earthqaukes and volcanic eruptions are rare, so not perceived as a great threat.
    • Geothermal energy provides energy for the area.
    • farming the nutrient-rich soils helps agriculture.
    • Mining provides energy and income
    • Tourism creates jobs and provides income.
    • It may be cheaper to stay than to move


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