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Earthquakes have a number of profound effects on local ecosystems, but the most important effect earthquakes have is that they change habitats abruptly. Earthquakes can cause trees to fall, cliffs to crumble and caves to...

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Access to water bodies, climate changes and land formation affect agriculture and concentration of human settlements. Soil fertility and a balanced ecosystem influence interaction between humans and the environment.

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Natural environments are a major influence on where humans live, socialize, harvest resources and travel. The most influential aspects of a natural environment include climate, landforms, soil characteristics and proximi...

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The BBC explains that, in addition to a significant human death toll, earthquakes destroy the environment in the surrounding area by causing fires, tsunamis and landslides. While these events have relatively short-term e...

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A large number of earthquakes occur in California because it is home to hundreds of known faults. At least 200 of the faults in California are considered potentially hazardous, and more than 70 percent of the population ...

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California has a relatively high number of earthquakes due to its position on both the Pacific and North American Plates. These plates are in constant motion, and earthquakes occur when their sides slip against one anoth...

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Most earthquakes occur along the boundaries between the Earth's tectonic plates. The crust of the Earth is divided into plates. When a plate collides with or slides past another plate, this causes earthquakes. For exampl...

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