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  • Discuss the View That the Impact of Earthquake Hazards Depends Primarily on Human Factors Essay

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    Discuss the view that the impact of earthquake hazards depends primarily on human factors [40] An earthquake is a tremor or shockwave in the earth’s crust that is caused by the sudden movement of the crust, resulting in the earth shaking. Most earthquakes are a consequence of tectonic plate movement by tension causing a sudden release of energy or rubbing. These normally occur at plate margins or along fault lines and can cause hazards which need to be prevented where possible. Earthquakes can

  • Discuss the View That the Impact of Earthquake Hazards Depends Primarily on Human Factors. Essay

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    Geography essay: seismic hazards (retry) Discuss the view that the impact of earthquake hazards depends primarily on human factors. (40 marks) JUNE 2011 I agree with the statement that the impact of earthquake hazards is primarily due to human factors. Although there are some non-human factors, the impact depends strongly upon population density, construction codes and emergency preparedness which are all due to human activity. Earthquakes are formed due to the movements within the earth and

  • Discuss the View That the Impact of the Earthquake Hazards Depends Primarily on Human Factors? Essay

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    Discuss the view that the impact of the earthquake hazards depends primarily on human factors? An earthquake, a sudden violent shaking of the ground can be caused by a number of things from seismic activity and resulting in varying impacts. The cause of an earthquake are a result of built up pressure under the earth’s crust, the pressure comes from the movement of the tectonic plates, they can occur on any plate boundaries. Although the majority of the earthquake hazards come from the physical

  • Discuss the View That the Impact of Earthquake Hazards Depends Primarily on Human Factors Essay

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    Discuss the view that the impact of earthquake hazards depends primarily on human factors. (40 marks) Earthquakes are caused by the movement of tectonic plates when the energy from friction is released on the earth’s surface. They occur at all plate boundaries; destructive, constructive and conservative. Every earthquake will be different, and there are many factors influencing the extent to which it will have an impact on the surrounding area and its population. In most earthquakes physical and

  • Discuss the View That the Impact of Earthquake Hazards Depends Primarily on Human Factors Essay

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    Earthquakes are tremors in the earth’s crust which are caused mainly by tension between the tectonic plates. The most destructive earthquakes are often at destructive plate boundaries, where the more dense oceanic plate is being subducted under the less dense continental plate. These plates will build up pressure over time before slipping releasing huge amounts of kinetic energy. However earthquakes are apparent along other plate boundaries. Conservative plate boundaries, such as the Pacific and

  • Discuss the View That the Impact of Earthquake Hazards Depends Primarily on Human Factors. (40 Marks) Essay

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    Discuss the view that the impact of earthquake hazards depends primarily on human factors. (40 marks) Although earthquakes are a manifestation of a physical process associated with plate tectonics the hazards they produce are partly determined by human factors such as population density, urbanisation of the population, poverty and earthquake mitigation strategies such as local building codes, education of the population. However, human factors are not the only factors that turn earthquakes

  • Discuss the View That the Impacts of Earthquake Hazards Depends Primarily on Human Factors. (40) Essay

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    A hazard can be defined as something that poses a threat or danger, either to the human or physical environment. In the case of earthquakes, hazards can include the shaking of the earth, liquefaction, or if the epicentre occurs under an ocean a tsunami may become a hazard. Although human factors may influence the severity of the impact, physical factors may also play a part. Population distribution and density is a key human factor which affects the severity of earthquake hazards. As a result of

  • Discuss the View That the Impact of Earthquake Hazards Depends Primarily on Human Factors (40 Marks) Essay

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    Earthquake hazards are the results and the effects caused by an earthquake that can pose a threat, cause damage or harm both living and non-living things. However, an earthquake has never been reported of killing someone as it shakes the ground violently it’s the hazards that derive from earthquakes that cause deaths, destruction and total chaos. There are thousands of earthquake hazards but the main and most common hazards can be distinguished between human factors and physical factors. Physical

  • Geog 1 Essay

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    Discuss the view that the impact of earthquakes depends primarily on human factors: Earthquakes are caused by movement of tectonic plates that covering the earth’s surface. They occur at all plate boundaries; destructive, constructive and conservative, but the most intense tend to occur at subduction zones and conservative faults, such as the San Andres Fault in California. Every seismic event will be unique, and there are many factors influencing the extent to which it will have an impact on the

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    oil prices as the Gulf crisis of 1990-91 caused a deterioration in the balance of payments.” [1] This was aggravated by the most damaging natural disasters in terms of economic losses that occurred during this period: the Northern Luzon (Baguio) earthquake of July 16, 1990; Ormoc flood during typhoon Uring of November 5, 1991; typhoon Ruping of November 10-14, 1990; and Mount Pinatubo eruption in June 9-15, 1991. The magnitude of disaster losses in 1990 alone was PHP28.317 billion or 11% government’s

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