Most Dangerous places to Live
By: Molly, Jaden, Charlotte, and Jenny
Where are these Dangerous Places to Live At?
Reasons to Live in Taiwan
Taiwan Tectonic Activity
Scary Facts About Taiwan
Why People Live In Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo, Japan is known for being dangerous, yet it is one of the most populated cities in the world, with a population of 13.23 million. But what makes people want to live there? This large city draws it’s population with a lot of job offers, and has fast technology. Some people that live there are drawn by it’s culture, lifestyle, and beautiful views. Tokyo’s warmer weather and climate can play a large role. This large city offers education, with high-ranking schools. Any of those reasons show why people would live in the large city, and why Tokyo can reach up to 5 million tourists a year.
Tokyo Tectonic Activity
Why It's Dangerous
Tokyo, Japan, gets more earthquakes than volcano activity, but that does not stop the damage. In the most recent deadly earthquake in 2011, it had up to 15, 883 deaths, and leaving 4 million people without power. Daily earthquakes are predicted to lead up to another deadly volcano in a few years. Most earthquakes trigger tsunamis, which are also another deadly factor to the dangers of Tokyo. Volcanic activity in Japan does not have a high death toll, but does enough damage to prevent airplane flights, and leaving gray ashes on parts of Tokyo.The deadliest volcano in Tokyo history was in 1783 and caused damage and killed about 1,500 people. But with 100 active volcanoes, scientists predict that anything can happen, especially in Tokyo, which lies in a dangerous area of the Ring of Fire. In total, these earthquakes, volcanoes, and the tsunamis have resulted in billions of dollars worth of damage- completely destroying buildings and homes, leaving only piles of leftover debris. Tokyo may have a lot of attractions, but is a dangerous city to live in.
Why People Live in California
California is not a stranger to natural disasters. Cali is known for wildfires, floods, extreme heat, landslides, and many others but it is mainly known for its earthquakes. Earthquakes are caused by the rubbing of tectonic plates. In california's case, the two plates are the San Andreas fault and the Pacific plate. The San Andreas fault is moving towards Mexico or south. While the Pacific Plate is moving north towards Alaska. Earthquakes are common when the two plates catch each other or when the friction between them is released. The largest earthquakes happen like this.
Why Its Dangerous
Why to live in Sumatra Indonesia?
Why do you want to live in Sumatra, Indonesia? There are many reasons to live in Sumatra, Indonesia. Sumatra is an Indonesian island that is located south of Asia. There is a great climate all year round as it is located right near the equator. There is many jungles and beautiful animals. The tree leaves are a beautiful green. There are unbelievable views of Indonesia from the mountains.
Tectonic Plate Movement
Sumatra is a boundary between 2 tectonic plates. The 2 plates that it is between are the Eurasian and the Indian/Australian plate. The plate boundary it is on is called the Sumatran Subduction Trench. The continental plate is being squeezed sideways by 1.2 cm per year The Sumatra island is located in a very dangerous place. The mountains of Indonesia and the trenches were created by tectonic plate movement.
How in danger are you to live there?
Living in Sumatra can be very dangerous. There has been over 300,000 deaths from disasters such as volcanoes or earthquakes. The volcanic activity is very active as in monthly eruptions. Earthquakes also happen monthly. $200,000 + dollars has been the damage cost. Over 1 million people of the population have been affected. Natural disasters are a normal but tragic thing in Indonesia.