Factors that Make an Earthquake Hazardous

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  • Factors that Make an Earthquake Hazardous
    • Distance from the epicentre-the further away you are, the safer you are.
    • Rural or urban areas-more dangerous in urban areas because tall buildings fall over and kill people.
    • MEDC/LEDC-MEDCs recover faster than LEDCs so they're less hazardous than them.
    • Emergency response- makes an earthquake less hazardous because aid is ready to arrive.
    • Time of day-if it's night it's more hazardous because it's hard to see so it's harder to stay safe and avoid harm.
    • Surface/rock type-if liquefied rocks are affected by the earthquake they will create dangerous mudslides.


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