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By sean bresnahan

Quiz

Scavenger Hunt

Beneficial

Detrimental

By Sean Bresnahan

Credits

Impact of Geological Activities


Detrimental

Detrimental

  • Many on Earths geological activities can affect humans in adverse ways.

Landslides

Tectonic Activity

Earthquakes

Volcano

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Landslides

Landslides

  • A Landslide takes place when a large amount of dirt or gravel breaks loose and begins to slide down an embankment.

  • For more information check out this site. Landslide safety

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Damages

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Predicting

Causes


Predicting locations

Predicting Locations

  • Predicting a landslide is often very hard because we can not see the condition of the soil below the surface. Areas most at risk receive large amounts of rain fall and have hills/cliffs with a large angle of decent.

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Damage

Damage

  • Landslides can cause sever damage to houses and other man made items.

  • Landslides can not only destroy a foundation but also dump large amounts of soil on any objects below them.

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Causes

Causes

  • Landslides are often seen on cliffs or on hills with a large angle of decent. The common factor among all landslides are lose soil and moisture.

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Tectonic activity

Tectonic Activity

The driving force behind all of Earth’s geo activity are the tectonic Plates.

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Volcano

Volcano

  • Volcanoes are created when the pressure of the magma under the surface and no longer be contained by the Lithosphere.

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Damages

Prediction

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Benefits


Damage1

Damage

  • There are many hazards associated with volcanoes.

Pyroclastic Flows

Lava Damage

Ash Rain

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Pyroclastic flows

Pyroclastic Flows

  • A Pyroclastic flow is essentially a land slide created by boiling mud and lava.

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Lava damage

Lava Damage

  • The molten lava that comes from volcanoes is so hot it can cause trees to combust from many feet away.

  • Check out this website for more info!

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Ash rain

Ash Rain

  • Ash rain is essentially the falling of hot ash from the sky. In the city of Pompeii the ash actually created casts of people.

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Benefits

Benefits

Despite all the damage a Volcano can create it is a natural part of the living earth and has some benefits to it as well.

Increased Land mass

Nutrients

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Increased land area

Increased Land Area

  • Lava crawls out into the ocean of the largest Hawaiian island constantly. This causes the island to grow each year by 6 feet!.

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Reintroduction of nutrients

Reintroduction of Nutrients

  • The Carbon Cycle is essential to human life.

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Predication of volcanoes

Predication of Volcanoes

  • The build up of Magma pressure under Convergent and Divergent cause volcanoes.

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Earthquakes

Earthquakes

  • If you hear a rumbling and a tumbling it might be an earthquake.

Prediction

Most frequent locations

Causes

Damages

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Locations most frequent

Locations most frequent

  • Most Earthquakes take place on plate boundaries.

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Causes1

Causes

  • The frictions created when two plates rub together create earthquakes.

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Damage2

Damage

  • The Lifting and falling of the ground below our feet.

  • Checkout this video  of the destructive power of an Earthquake

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Predication of earthquakes

Predication of Earthquakes

  • Very hard to do however scientist of several proposed ideas

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Beneficial

Beneficial

  • Many of Earths geological activities can benefit humans.

Resources

Energy

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Resources

Resources

  • The Earth provides us many of the essential resources needed in out lives.

Precious Metals

Industrial Metals

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Precious metals

Precious Metals

  • Many kinds of precious metals are mined from the earth including gold and platinum.

Jewelry

Electronics

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Jewelry

Jewelry

  • Gold and silver are used in jewelry

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Electronics

Electronics

  • Precious metals are used in many of today’s electronics. Such metals as gold and platinum are essential to a computer’s CPU.

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Industrial metals

Industrial Metals

  • Iron is also another invaluable metal to today’s society.

Buildings

Automobiles

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Buildings

Buildings

  • Building foundations are mostly made from steel which is formed from iron.

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Automobiles

Automobiles

  • Car frames are also usually made from aluminum which is mined from the earth.

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Energy

Energy

  • Energy from the Planet

Thermal Energy

Fossil Fuels

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Thermal energy

Thermal Energy

The earth provides humans with a great way to power our houses through thermal energy.

Clean

Cheap

Reusable

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Clean

Clean

  • Thermal energy produces no waster other then steam.

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Cheap

Cheap

  • Once a thermal energy facility is built the upkeep is very minimal compared to the amount of energy produced.

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Reusable

Reusable

  • Unless the planet turns off this sources of energy will never quit

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Fossil fuels

Fossil Fuels

  • Fossil fuels are actually the remains of creatures.

Economic Dependence

Pollution

Coal/Oil

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Pollution

Pollution

  • Fossil Fuels produce harmful gasses such as sulfur and co2. These gasses can cause a variety of problems like Global warming and acid rain.

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Economic dependence

Economic Dependence

  • Without the constant supply of fossil fuels our economy would crash.

  • Research is currently being conducted into alternate forms of energy.

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Coal oil

Coal/oil

  • Coal and oil are both taken from the ground. Both are the remains of prehistoric organism that have decomposed into a fossil fuel.

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Credits

Credits

  • Nationalgeographic.com

  • Nasa.com

  • Collegehumor.com

  • Chemistryland.com

  • Youtube.com

  • Biblia.com

  • http://landslides.usgs.gov/

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Impact of geological activities

Quiz

Question 1

Volcanoes occur only on divergent zones?

True

False


Question 2

Question 2

By how many feet does the largest island of Hawaii increase every year?

6 feet

4 feet

2 feet

8 feet

A

B

C

D


Question 3

Question 3

Landslides are very easy to predict.

True

False


Congratulations you rock

Congratulations You ROCK!

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