A hazard is a situation that poses a level of threat to life, health, property or environment. The level of hazard posed by different volcanoes can very greatly, from a weak eruption with minimal impact that causes little damage, to a violent and life threatening explosion. Most of the sixty-plus volcanoes that erupt each year are low risk, however a combination of factors can cause a volcano to be a serious hazard. The factors causing these variations will be explained in this essay. The first factor that must be considered is the viscosity of the magma.
If an eruption were to occur, a number of life-changing things would happen. Lava flow would burn everything in its path. Ash falls will cause suffocation; killing many. Along with the death of a good amount of people, the ash would block the sun causing us to experience massive climate changes, but not just for us; The whole world would experience it as well. Science is showing that the potential for an eruption of some of the earth’s biggest and deadliest volcanoes is very real and imminent.
A natural disaster is an event that occurs due to the environmental factors of the earth. Some forms of natural disaster includes earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and tsunamis. Man-made disasters are hazardous and can occur as a result of a functioning error. Examples of man-made disaster includes gas and nuclear leaks. Even though there are no way to prevent the occurrence of a natural or man-made disaster, emergency preparedness must be in place to deal with a disaster when it occur.
6. Global warming will have devastating impacts on many economies. 7. Many communities will not be able to adapt to rapid climate change, caused by global warming. Thesis Statement: All of the reasons/ topic sentences above must connect to your thesis statement.
Evaluate how plate tectonics theory helps our understanding of the distribution of seismic and volcanic events. [40 marks] In this essay, I will weigh up several arguments through the use of case studies and demonstrate how the tectonic theories support our understanding of the distribution of seismic and volcanic activity. Seismic is a word we use to show that something is caused by an earthquake or earth vibration. In the world, there are 15 major tectonic plates which are always moving and therefore are always moving against one another on plate margins. This knowledge of plate margins and their movement against one another can help us to understand the distribution of seismic and volcanic events and this is because the majority of events are associated at these plate margins.
The impacts created from an earthquake can come from the physical factors of the size, the location of the epicentre and the surrounding areas such as a ground type and the lithology of the rocks. However they can also be influenced by human factors such as land use of an area, population density of an area and the use of technology or the equipment a country have that can monitor the event. By this they can prepare or plan for such a disaster. In my essay I shall discuss how the impacts of the earthquake hazards aren’t always human factors and can vary with different events. I shall use examples of the Kobe Earthquake 1995, Boxing Day Tsunami 2004 and the Haiti Earthquake 2010.
Hazards are complex. They all vary in effects however generally; a hazard is anything that could cause damage to humans or buildings. Many volcanic and seismic events happen, cause hazards to humans. Volcanic and seismic events can take place all over the world and therefore both more economically developed countries (MEDCs) and less economically developed countries (LEDCs) can be affected. In the last 30 years there have been multiple examples of where volcanic and seismic events have had an impact on both MEDCs and LEDCs.
Psychological Support Agency Antony Smith CJHS/ 410 December 6, 2014 Patricia Robinson- Instructor Psychological Support Agency A catastrophic event such as a tornado, hurricane, tsunami, or an earthquake could occur at any time. Most of the time, a catastrophic even such as a hurricane or a tornado can be predicted but weather radar detectors, but no one knows the exacts affects that the storm will have or the damage it will cause and for this reason it is important to have a support agency in place to help individuals deal with psychological affects that a catastrophic event may cause. “Response strategies refer primarily to the actions taken to deal with a disaster at the time of the emergency, particularly the actions of emergency services such as fire, ambulance, police and first responders in the
The oil and gas industry has a number of glaring environmental and social disasters to account for, and its behavior suggests resistance to change. Although the world must have reliable energy, and the 7 billion plus population ensures growing demands for it, this does not exempt oil and gas mega-corporations from ethical practices. To the contrary, they are in a uniquely sensitive position to destroy the environment through their
Countries that are more developed are usually prepared for the earthquake to occur because warnings around the area go out to make sure everyone knows that an earthquake is going to occur. However countries that are not economically developed have more problems because they don’t know when an earthquake is about to occur and they don’t have emergency plan for their earthquakes. In the USA earthquakes happen often and are mange very well because the government prepares people for earthquake. As the USA develops more over the years, we can see that there have been improvements. In the year 1906, San Francisco, had a major earthquake causing 3,000 people to die.