Each and every day tectonic activity effects communities around the world but contrasting locations that incur tectonic activity suffer from different impacts. "A tectonic event is a physical occurrence resulting from movement or deformation of the Earth's crust" (Edexcel A2 Geography, Cameron Dunn 2009) There are a range of factors that determine the impacts and hazards that occur and in this report I will examine how these factors differ in contrasting locations.
Human: Population density, Level of development, Prepearation and Awareness, Industry sector
Physical: Magnitude, Boundary type, Magma type, Geology, Duration, Depth of focus/ epicentre, time
1.3: three categories for impacts:
Social, economic and env.
An event may have low social imapcts due to low population density, a high level of development and a degree of preperation and awareness but may have high economic costs due to the sector of employment focused upon.
In general events occuring in LEDCs have a higher social impact than events in MEDCs however these events have a higher economic impact due to the level of development and the sector of employment focused upon.
For this report I will assess the scale of impacts by ways of categorising the impacts into economic, env and social implications and assessing whether an…