advantages and disadvantages of living by a volcano

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Bethany Rossiter
Advantages and disadvantages of living by a volcano
Advantages Disadvantages
Fertile soil Explosions and eruptions can lead to:
- Dangerous gases e.g. sulphur
and carbon monoxide
Tourist attractions e.g. trips to the - Loss of life
rim of the crater, hotels, landscapes,
souvenir shops, hot springs
Minerals e.g. sulphur, borax, pumice - Loss of homes, towns, animals
and crops
Lava flows build new land e.g. - Disease and fires
Iceland Hawaii
Hot springs for bathing and heating - Avalanches, mudflows and
floods
Heat can be used to generate - Loss of wildlife, trees and
electricity plants
Volcanoes are a massive hazard to mankind, but some people still
choose to live by them. This is because volcanoes can have huge
advantages like fertile soil for growing crops, tourism, and they can
even be used to generate electricity. However, they also come with
horrible disadvantages such as, dangerous gases which can kill people
in their sleep, avalanches, mud flows and loss of life.

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