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Why Does the Same Hazard Event Verify In Its Severity From Place To Place?

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Why does the same hazard event verify in its severity from place to place? Discuss with reference to relevant examples. Natural Hazards are dangers arising from geological or weather-related occurrences, such as earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and tsunamis. Earthquakes are a natural hazard and become a danger when human life and man made structures interact with natural events like earthquakes. ...read more.

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Earthquakes nearly all the time occur on plate boundaries, These tectonic plates rub together and cause friction, which causes an earthquake . I will now compare an MEDC and a LEDC, which was hit by an earthquake to roughly the same Richter scale and show how the severity was different. ...read more.

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Perhaps the greatest resource from volcanoes is the land formed by the materials given out. Volcanic activity has created some of the most scenic and fertile region on the earth. However it can also have an opposite effect and actually destroy land, which has been developed for human use. Like earthquakes most volcanoes are found near plate boundaries across the world ...read more.

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