Phillips_L_w3_AssessingRisk

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Michigan’s risk of Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis 1 Michigan’s Risk of Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis Lisa Phillips Earth Science PHSC 1001-1 Dr. Gabriel Clay Walden University November 07, 2009 Excellent Lisa! Well written Nice introductory paragraph. Good description of the role of plate tectonics in your area. Excellent assessment of the risks of earthquakes in your area. Very good assessment of the risks of volcanoes in your area. Good assessment of the risks of tsunamis in your area. Good concluding paragraph. Very good research and use of sources. Overall great job!
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Michigan’s risk of Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis 2 When dealing with a Natural Disasters, one should always consider the potential risk of it occurring to the area that they live. Examining each disaster by itself and relating them to each other can clear up lots of confusion. Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis are natural disasters that have a potentially small risk of occurring in Michigan. Small risk of occurring does not mean that there is no risk of occurring. Before being able to calculate the potential risk of how these natural disasters, one must understand why they occur. Plate tectonics can help to understand why these natural disasters occur; “The theory of plate tectonics states that interactions of the plates along these boundaries account for the formation of new lithosphere, earthquakes, and volcanoes, and the gradual movement of continents” (McConnell, Steer, Knight, Owens, & Park, p. 95). Earthquakes can occur from near the Earth’s surface, and become progressively deeper in
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