Dangerous Places In The World
By: Dillon, Austin, Brooke, Madi
There are many dangerous places in the world, but perhaps some of the most dangerous places come from things that are hardly visible to the human eye. Some of the most hazardous places in the world sit right on top of a tectonic plate boundary. A tectonic plate is a large piece of land that makes up the earths crust. Tectonic plates can cause great damage when two plates collide. When plates collide they can create earthquakes and volcanoes. Some of the most dangerous places to live lie right on top of an invisible force of nature.
Japan is located on the boundaries of four tectonic plates. Nearly all of japan lies on the Eurasian plate, but the country is surrounded by three other plates as well. Almost all of Japans coast line is located on a plate boundary. The plate boundaries that it is located on are the Eurasian plate boundary, the Pacific plate boundary, the North American plate boundary, and the Philippine Plate boundary. Being located on these boundaries makes Japan a very tectonically active region.
Japan has many active volcanoes that can have very violent eruptions. Not only does it have active volcanoes that pose a threat to society it also has many dormant volcanoes that scientist think could erupt at any moment. The reason that Japan has so many volcanoes is because they have a lot of earthquakes, when an earthquake happens that can easily cause volcanoes to erupt. Another thing that is a danger to the Japanese people and county is a Tsunami which is also triggered by earthquakes on the seafloor. Japan is also located on the Ring of Fire, which is an area of the world that is extremely prone to earthquakes and volcanoes. The country of Japan is a beautiful place to live, but it will always hold the threat of many earthquakes and volcanoes.
Honshu, Japan - By: Brooke
Honshu is a very volcanic place. Not only is volcanic but its also a place with frequent earthquakes. (Says researchers themselves.) On March 11, 2011, Honshu had an earthquake with magnitude of 9.0. That’s giant! After the earthquake ended, an enormous tsunami with waves high as 37.88 meters in the air. When both of those terrible tragedies they found 15,703 people killed, 4,647 missing, 5,314 injured, and 130,927 displaced. That’s terrible. And the earthquakes and tsunamis are still happening in/ by Honshu. Honshu is a very dangerous place to live.
Chile, South America - By: Madi
Chile is a beautiful place that is on the west coast of South America. Chile is also known for the mountain ranges that are close by. These mountains are the Andes Mountains. A lot of people live here for the beauty of either the Pacific Ocean that is nearby or the mountains.
The movement of tectonic plates can cause great danger to many cities and towns. Many lives have been lost due to earthquakes and volcanoes which are a result of tectonic plates moving. Not only can these things be a hazard to humans but they can also be very dangerous for vegetation, animals and many buildings in its path of destruction. some of the biggest and most populated cities in the world sit right on top of tectonic plates. Some of the most dangerous things are created by something that most people cannot see at a glance.
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