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11.30.11 - Habitat Disasters Crises and Human Resilience...

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November 30, 2011 Habitat Disasters, Crises, and Human Resilience Hazards most deadly to humans and destructive to their habitats: Earthquakes Volcanic eruptions Mudslides/avalanches Hurricanes/typhoons Tsunamis Tornadoes Droughts Heat waves Floods/rainstorms/blizzards When tectonic plates shift Dwellings built of cinderblock and stone especially are destroyed Mass destruction Example: Earthquake damage Guajarat, India o Mexico City – built on reclaimed land (or wet land) and are really venerable to activity Volcano An erupting side vent of Mauna Loa volcano meets the ocean on the Big Island of Hawaii o Dwellings in this area are destroyed o Ex: Pompey, Surren cities where volcanos destroyed Landslide Followed a strong earthquake in El Salvador in 2001 Living in shadows are very dangerous Hurricane Hurrican Katrina, Aug. 28, 2005 Katrina was on the shore and below sea level o
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