Why do people live in volcanic and earthquake areas? Geography

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  • Why do people live in volcanic and earthquake areas?
    • Economic
      • In HICs people may choose to live in tectonically active areas because of economics
      • In California there is a lot of high-tech and high paying jobs such as in Apple and IBM, which attracts a lot of people. This area is on the boundary between the North American plate and Pacific plate. Earthquakes are part of the daily life there
      • Jobs created in hotels and tour guides for tourism
    • Environmental
      • People are attracted to the beautiful scenery and pleasant climate
      • In California there are beaches and surfing oppertunities such as in Half Moon bay
      • Summer temperatures can reach 30 C and winters are mild
        • In California there are beaches and surfing oppertunities such as in Half Moon bay
      • Little rainfall
        • Summer temperatures can reach 30 C and winters are mild
        • Volcanoes are attractive and interesting for some poeple, with many tourists visiting places like Iceland
        • Volcanoes provide good environments for farming because volcanic lava weathers produce fertile soils
          • In Sicily many farmers grow olives and citrus fruits on the sides of Mount Etna
          • In the Philippenes many people lived on the slopes of Mount Pinatubo before the eruption in 1991, because of the fertile soils
      • Social
        • High standard of living and high quality services
          • In California there is a lot of high-tech and high paying jobs such as in Apple and IBM, which attracts a lot of people. This area is on the boundary between the North American plate and Pacific plate. Earthquakes are part of the daily life there
        • People have nowhere else to go
        • Family lives there

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    Rosie

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