Earthquake and volcanos

Introduction:In Geography we have been learning about Earthquakes move and how Volcanos erupt.


Earthquakes happen when not 1 but 2 tectonic plates are rubbing together.Under the Earth surface there are crust, mantle, outer core and the inner core.Scientists use a Richter scale to measure Earthquakes because they will be alerted and safe.

How to stay safe from a Earthquakes:

1. Drop down unto your hands and Knees before the Earthquake knocks you down.

2.Cover your head and neck (and cover your entire body if possible)underneath a sturdy table or desk.

3.Hold on to your shelter ( or your head and neck) and wait until the shaking.


Why it is good to live near a volcano: 

Farming. Volcanic environments can be good locations for farming. Volcanic deposits are enriched in elements such as magnesium and potassium. When volcanic rock and ash weathers, these elements are released, producing extremely fertile soils.This is good for increasing renewable energy use.An erupting volcano can trigger tsunamis, flash floods, earthquakes, mudflows and rockfalls.

Why it is bad to live near a Volcano:

1.Volcanos can be very dangerous because they can erupt anytime. It is also bad to live near a volcano because it can destroy plants and crops that human eat.

2.Dangerous gases that human cannot breath in.

  • Diseases and Fires.
  • Avalanches,mudflows (lahars) and floods.
  • Loss of wildlife, trees and plants.
  • People live in fear


One thought on “Earthquake and volcanos

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *