Discuss the Relationship Between the Nature of Tectonic Hazards and Human Responses to Them.

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Tectonic Activity and Hazards
Discuss the relationship between the nature of tectonic hazards and human responses to them.

The Mount Pinatubo eruption in 1991 is an example of a tectonic hazard. The response to this hazard will be different to the response in Iceland to the Mount Pelee eruption. The human responses to tectonic hazards are affected by several different factors: the income level of the location, the frequency, the magnitude, the population density of the area the hazard takes place and the type of hazard itself. This report is going to examine a range of tectonic hazards and the human responses to them. A response could be the level of planning for such hazard, aid after the disaster, or the relief given or purely doing
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In comparison to shield volcanoes, a composite volcano is a lot more explosive making the responses to it very different. Within a composite volcano pressure builds up within the cone, resulting in violent explosions of pyroclastic materials from the volcano’s vents. An example of this is Mount St Helens a composite volcano which tends to erupt explosively and pose considerable danger to nearby life and property. The force of the explosion caused the north face of the mountain to collapse and devastated a huge area of forest around the volcano. Fifty seven people died in the eruption and 2,000 people were forced to flee their homes. Some of these numbers were taken from Wikipedia, which is not peer assessed so the data may be estimates or incorrect, however they were checked against other more reliable sources such as the national-geographic website, which is a lot more reliable. In conclusion the type of hazard has a big effect on the human responses to it. The difference between being an earthquake or a volcano can have big effects to the responses. Earthquakes can be more difficult to predict than volcanoes and some earthquakes are more unexpected than others, making the responses very different. Different types of volcano will affect the response because different volcanoes have different effects. For example the difference between the shield and composite volcanoes, which can make all the difference to the response to the hazard.
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