By: Rachel, Kenzie and Serena
Why do People Live There?
Convergent Boundary- a convergent boundary is when two boundary plates come together, pushing against each other forming either a volcano or earthquake. As the two plates push against each other one is forceddown beneath one another. Hawaii is located on the Pacific Plate, as known as the largest plate on the Earth. This plate is shrinking as the Atlantic Ocean is increasing in size and is pushing the North American plate westward.
Why people don't live there
People just don’t want to live in Maui, Hawaii because of all the volcanoes that have happened in Hawaii. A volcano called Haleakala happened on the Maui Island last year (2013), Scientists say it has exploded over 4 times in the last 4 years. Also scientists predicted that the next explosion out of that volcano would be in 100 years! So beware you Hawaiian natives/ people who live there, it will be a coming.
Why Do People Live in India?
India sits on the Indo- Australian plate which is a convergent plate boundary. When two plates collide together it is called a convergent boundary. This kind of plate creates earthquakes and volcanoes. As they slide together one of the plates will slide underneath the other. That bottom plate is known as a subducting plate. In this case, the subducting plate is The Indo-Australian plate.
Why So Dangerous?
Just last Sunday a 5.6 earthquake occurred in India. That’s enough power to make a car rock, dishes rattle and windows to break. This happened on the New Delhi, India Myanmar border. Also last September, a 6.9 Magnitude earthquake struck the Northeastern side of India! that's enough power to make someone lose there balance, make the ground crack, and make the weak buildings collapse! This is because The seven northeastern states of India are known for frequent seismic activity. Especially because it is on the Indian Plate. Which is a convergent boundary with subduction.
Why people want to live there?
Why so dangerous?
In the End
http://zeenews.india.com/tags/Earthquake.html 1998-(updated daily)http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/229115/shallow-5-6-quake-hits-india-myanmar-border-region 1997-2014