Hazards

What are some factors increasing the risk of a natural hazard?
1. Urbanisation 2. Poverty 3. Farming 4. Climate change
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Why does urbanisation affect the increase in the risk from a natural hazard?
Because the more densely populated an area is, the more people at risk if a natural hazard does occur.
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Why does poverty affect the increase in the risk from a natural hazard?
In poorer parts of the world poverty may force people to live in areas at greater risk of a natural hazard.
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What is the plate tectonic theory?
Plate tectonics is the theory that Earth's outer shell is divided into several plates that glide over the mantle, the rocky inner layer above the core. The plates act like a hard and rigid shell compared to Earth's mantle.
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What is the definition of a plate boundary?
The boundary or margin between two tectonic plates.
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What two things form when tectonic plates move?
The movement of tectonic plates result in the formation of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.
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