There are lots of natural hazards that affect the continent of Asia. Many countries are still recovering today from major earthquakes, cyclones and tsunamis that caused devastation in the past.
Why are there tectonic hazards in Asia?
There are several plate boundaries which cross Asia
There is nuclear activity in Asia
The population of Asia is large
What type of plate boundary does Japan lie upon?
How does Japan prepare for earthquakes?
It has moved people and their homes away from the plate boundary
It has issued survival kits to every home
It has built houses using wood
When is a tsunami most likely to happen?
When the earthquake focus is on land
When the earthquake has a magnitude less than 6
When the earthquake is strong and occurs under the ocean
Which of the following is a climatic hazard found in Asia?
Which countries were affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami?
India and Bangladesh
Australia and Madagascar
Most countries bordering the Indian Ocean
Which of the following was an impact of the Indian Ocean tsunami?
50,000 people homeless
Loss of livelihood
Where is Burma?
To the east of India
To the west of Africa
To the north of Brazil
What was the main cause of the damage from Cyclone Nargis?
How did people make the effect of Cyclone Nargis more severe?
Locals refused to evacuate their homes
The military resisted foreign aid
Other countries refused to report the disaster