Benefits of Living Beside a Volcano
– continuous supply of magma
– it’s a great place to grow plants
– you can hunt for lava monsters from time to time, they are very delicious once fried
– volcano drumming lessons every Saturday afternoon, you really want to attend those!
In order to fully enjoy these benefits without any interruption, please ensure that you:
– never ever build anything INSIDE the volcano (unless you want to be buried in lava and become a crispy critter)
– keep your distance, there is no law that prohibits people from settling near an active volcano but we tried that once and it ended badly, don’t ask how we know this
– DO NOT settle right next to the volcano, even if you are inside your private property
– do not build high density residential/commercial buildings near volcanoes
– always listen to local radio broadcasts for volcano awareness information (especially when there is more than one activity in the region)
– always allow room for expansion of volcanic activity (it’s fine, just keep building on the side)
If you happen to live near an active volcano, we truly sympathize with your situation. All we can say is: make the best of it! We don’t really know why you would want to live near a volcano but if you do, these safety tips should help out a bit:
– move away from the volcano as soon as possible
– make sure your private property is at least 50 meters away from the outer rim of the active crater
– building height should be limited to 1 meter near the outer rim of an active volcano, any taller structures will likely collapse due to earthquake tremors and possibly lava flows (and molten rocks falling out of the sky)
Benefits of volcanoes:
1. A volcanic eruption provides fertile land which is very beneficial for crops growth and people can grow many types of crops on it.
2. Volcano eruptions release a lot of CO2 from the earth’s center, which adds directly to the greenhouse gases and as a consequence, it helps in global warming.
3. The volcanic ash contains minerals like potassium, sulfur, and phosphorus which are very useful for the growth of many crops.
4. The volcanic eruptions can also help in preventing further ice age on earth, by releasing SO2 into the atmosphere it provides a natural shield against harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun.
5. Volcanoes release a large amount of water vapor (water vapor) into the atmosphere, which helps in cloud formation and as a consequence, indirectly helps in rainfall.
6. Volcanoes emit huge amounts of heat from the earth’s core, this large amount of heat can be used as an alternate source of power for running turbines.
7. Volcanic eruptions also release nutrients like fluoride which can be used to make strong and healthy teeth.
8. The volcanic gases (water vapor, CO2, SO2) are useful for the formation of raindrops in clouds. So cloud seeding operations are carried out by injecting these gases into the clouds artificially so that it starts raining soon.
9. The volcanic eruptions also release a large amount of hydrogen sulfide into the atmosphere, which can be useful in separating water from oil and other sources.
10. Volcanic eruptions also help in increasing the co2 level which is good for plants to grow faster and helps in reducing their height.
11. Volcanic eruptions are a very common phenomenon on earth, so there is no need to worry about volcano eruptions. They are not harmful to humans and other living beings as long as they can predict what’s coming.
12. Volcanic eruptions release a large amount of heat from the earth’s core which helps in generating electrical power through steam turbines.
13. Volcanoes also emit a large amount of sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere which again helps in the formation of raindrops and clouds, through this mechanism it is indirectly involved with rainfall generation.
14. When there is a volcanic eruption in a place that has a lot of people living in that area which makes them move away from that place and it becomes vacant, which is very beneficial for the real estate business.
15. When there is a volcanic eruption in a remote area then it becomes vacated which is good for the tourism business as now fewer people live in these areas so more tourists can visit this place.
16. Volcanoes help in reducing the effect of greenhouse gases on the environment by removing a large portion of these gases from the atmosphere.
17. Volcanoes emit a large amount of sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere which is good for health as it helps in reducing respiratory problems
18. It is believed that volcanoes have been active throughout history and have continued to release a significant amount of heat energy, so they are always good for the environment.
19. Volcanic eruptions help in reducing global warming as they release sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere which reflects the heat back into space and reduces global temperature.
20. Volcanic eruptions provide fertile land for growing crops
21. Volcanic eruptions also play a very important role in the formation of new continents as it releases a large amount of magma from earth’s core.
22. Volcanoes also help to reduce the effect of greenhouse gases on the environment.
23. Volcanoes erupt a lot which causes plants and trees to grow around these areas as they help in the photosynthesis process.
24. The violent eruptions of volcanoes also help in changing the landscape of the Earth’s surface, which is good for the business of the real estate industry.
25. Volcanic eruptions are very common so there is no need to worry about them as they are not harmful to humans and other living things. They are beneficial in many ways as they provide fertile land for growing crops, new continents are formed from volcanic eruptions and the release of greenhouse gases from volcanoes helps in preventing global warming.
Advantages and Disadvantages of living near a volcano:
1. People living near a volcano are in danger of being affected by the dangerous eruption one day, which may cause loss of lives.
2. The ash released from volcanic eruptions is very harmful to crops and trees around the area of eruption which affects the local economy greatly.
3. When there is an eruption in a place with people living in that area then the effect is very dangerous as it may lead to loss of lives and destruction of property.
4. People who live near a volcano have a greater risk of being affected by volcanic eruptions as they have much less time to escape from the places before the eruption actually takes place.
5. The release of carbon dioxide, water vapor, methane, and other gases from volcanoes causes global warming which affects the temperature of the earth.
6. The place where people are living suffers greatly due to volcanic eruptions as they have to bear huge losses because of this.
7. Volcanic eruptions are often unpredictable so their effect cannot be predicted easily which is dangerous for the lives of the people nearby the area.
8. Volcanic eruptions are very difficult to predict so there is no way to save the people if they get an eruption soon even though they have enough time to escape from that place.
9. When a volcano erupts it releases vast amounts of ash into the atmosphere which blocks sunlight, and the growth of crops is affected which affects the economy of that area. It also causes environmental pollution which is harmful to all living beings.
10. The effect of volcanic eruptions on an environment cannot be predicted easily as it is unpredictable and there are many other research works going on to predict this effect by finding more ways about its activity, but the results so far are unsuccessful.
11. Volcanic eruptions affect the environment of the place it erupts as there is an increase in carbon dioxide, methane, and other harmful gases which leads to global warming.
12. Volcanic eruptions cause changes in weather conditions all over the world as they release huge amounts of dust into the atmosphere which causes changes in rain patterns all over the world.
13. There are many natural wonders formed by volcanic eruptions like hot springs, mud pools, geysers, etc. They are very beneficial for tourists as they attract them to see these places.
14. Volcanic eruptions also help people to get knowledge about what is inside the earth as they are formed due to the shifting of tectonic plates.
15. Volcanic eruptions affect the environment in a negative way as they release harmful gases like carbon dioxide, water vapor, etc., which causes global warming all over the world.
Why do people live near volcanoes:
1. People live near volcanoes because they find the rich fertile land around them very beneficial for farming.
2. The houses are built near a volcano to take advantage of the naturally formed hot springs, which is a great place to relax after a hard day’s work.
3. People believe that there are many medicinal plants that form on the slopes of a volcano that are beneficial for many diseases.
4. There are many other natural wonders formed by volcanic eruptions like hot springs, mud pools, geysers, etc., which attract visitors from all around the world.
5. The risk of volcanic eruption is very low near a place where people live as compared to those places where there are no people living near a volcano.
The effect of volcanic eruptions on the environment:
1. The release of carbon dioxide, water vapor, methane, and other gases from volcanoes causes global warming which affects the temperature of the earth which eventually affects every living being on this planet.
2. Volcanic eruptions are very difficult to predict so there is no way to save the people if they get an eruption soon even though they have enough time to escape from that place.
3. People living in the nearby area are at high risk due to volcanic eruptions as they live in ash, lava flow, or mudflow areas which can be dangerous for their lives.
4. Volcanic eruptions are very unpredictable so their effect cannot be predicted easily which is dangerous for the lives of the people nearby the area.
5. When a volcano erupts it releases vast amounts of ash into the atmosphere which blocks sunlight, and the growth of crops is affected which affects the economy of that area. It also causes environmental pollution which is harmful to all living beings.
6. When a volcano erupts it leads to the formation of landslides because of heavy rainfall which can be dangerous for the economy and people around that area because they are at very high risk from these landslides.