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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536

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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

What potential hazards should a community plan for if it is located in a region with active faults and volcanoes?

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The potential hazards that a community plan for if it is located near a region with active faults and volcanoes.

Explanation

The presence of active faults and volcanoes in a region makes the region vulnerable to numerous potential hazards. The movement of faults results in the ground shaking. It causes direct damage to buildings, roadways, other transportation routes, utilities, pipelines, dams, vehicles, and so on. This injures, kills, traps people, block transportation and communication, and also initiate fires...

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