Why choose to live next to hazardous areas 

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  • Created on: 21-10-18 16:54
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  • Why choose to live next to hazardous areas
    • people living in poverty have other things to worry about like daily basic needs e.g. money, food, security and family
    • earthquake and volcanic eruption do not happen often
    • some people may not be aware of the risk of living close to plate margin
    • plate margin often coincide with very favorable areas for settlement, e.g. coastal areas where ports are developed
    • volcanoes can bring benefits e.g. fertile soil, rocks for buildings, rich minerals , hot water
    • better building design that can withstand earthquake people feel less at risk
    • more effective monitoring of volcanoes and tsunami waves enabling people to receive warning and evacuate before events happen

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