Human can sometimes predict these factors by use of sophisticated science. These things are known as geologic hazard in the world of geography. Some of the greatest geologic hazards include earthquakes, tsunamis, and…
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This hazard may be caused by a variety of factors. Some include earthquakes, submarine landslides and volcanic eruptions (National Atlas, 2013). The other common hazard is volcano. This is known as the vent on the earth surface. In this process, magna and associated gas erupt, and a cone may be built by eruption (National Atlas, 2013). These hazards cause a significant effect to human lives, property, and the landscape. A reflection on tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanoes help in gaining insight on how they cause changes in the world landscape.
These hazards cause significant alteration to the landscape. One of the hazards that cause significant damage to the landscape is tsunami. This hazard had a significant impact on various nations. First, movement of tsunami causes destruction of buildings and towns near the sea as the wave moves in greater speed (Discovery Education Science, n.d.). This has well been demonstrated in some parts of Asia such as Tokyo. Moreover, this geological hazard leads to destruction of an ecosystem that plays a vital role in landscape. This occurs through destruction of plants as they are uprooted. Additionally, there is destruction of some of coral reefs that play a significant role in the sea through the movement of tsunamis giant waves (Discovery Education Science, n.d.). These effects may lead to death, migration, and vanishing of wildlife (Discovery Education Science, n.d.). In fact, most of them die through drowning in the violent waves. A significant number of animal species may also be lost through this geologic hazard. Moreover, tsunami may lead to secondary succession. This may occur after the hazard leads to destruction of the already existing plants or forests in already established ecological regions (Discovery Education Science, n.d.). The recovery of these areas affected by this geologic hazard occurs through secondary succession. Plants and animal in these areas are majorly different from those that existed
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Many regions of Japan have experienced serious earthquakes and tidal waves. The worst earthquake in Japan’s history is the Great Kanto Earthquake, which struck Kanto Plain near Tokyo in 1923. In this earthquake, over 100, 000 people lost their lives.
The author states that there are many similarities between the two natural phenomena that occur. The both cause widespread destruction if they occur in populated regions; both can be trigger each other. However, their occurrence relationship is not very strong and cannot be used as a predictor for their activity.
These oscillations are seen on the surface of the sea closer to the coasts. The waves occur mainly in the Pacific Ocean and they avoid the area which surrounds the Indian subcontinent. This usually occurs due to the generation of any disturbances like volcanic eruption, an earthquake, landslide, or an impact of the meteorite, which are fast enough to displace huge water mass.
The housing crisis or the sub prime crisis is getting worse rather than cooling off, this means that the US economy is only going to get adversely affected and this in turn is going to affect all the major economies of the world. The labor market is also getting affected and this means that there will be less job opportunities in the future for the people seeking jobs.
This implies that even though earthquakes are natural occurrences and cannot be prevented; there are still ways through which they can either be deviated. It is also important for the government officials from countries which are risk experiencing this natural occurrence to come up with measures that will ensure security among its citizens.
This paper gives an explanation of the formation, occurrences, causes, and how an earthquake forms through the tectonic plate theory. The crust and the uppermost part of the mantle are made up the tectonic plates that float over the molten rocks. The plates are in a continuous motion and move over and under each other colliding at each other, which can result in a stretch, bend, and breakings.
While the impact of the World War II left an indelible mark on the American society that is evident to date, the entry point to the social and family restructuring was women, through whom the reorganization of the social systems then took shape and inflicted the whole of the American society.
Magnitude of the earthquake depends on the type and place. Geological and societal factors also impact the people and properties. Secondary effects are more severe than direct effects of the earthquakes on people and properties.
The shaking of earth that we call a
.that eject lava, gases, and rock of all sizes (p. 1). Based on the image on Figure 1 (please see Appendix A), the earth’s geographic feature is basically composed of several layers, from the inner core to outer