Effects of volcanic eruptions

Helgafjell Volcano, Iceland (

Helgafjell Volcano, Iceland

Volcanic eruptions can have a devastating effect on people and the environment.

However, unlike earthquakes, volcanoes can also have a positive impact on an area. These positive impacts can help to explain why people choose to live near volcanoes.

Positive and negative effects of an eruption

PositiveNegative The dramatic scenery created by volcanic eruptions attracts tourists. This brings income to an area. Many lives…


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