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Geologic Disaster and Hazards

Choose one of the following geologic hazards: earthquake, landslide, or flood. Assess the factors that influence the occurrence of your chosen hazard. Analyze the human role in elevating the risks of occurrence, as well as mitigation strategies to minimize damage and loss of life.

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The chosen geological hazard is the earthquake. The factors that influence the occurrence of an earthquake are fault movement, volcanism, and induced seismicity. The compressional or tensional stresses on the margins of moving lithospheric plates that make the earth's surface cause earthquakes. A sudden release of stress along a fault or fracture is the most ...

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This solution defines and explains a geologic disaster, and focuses on an earthquake scenario. The sources are included in the solution.