If I was in the market for a home for myself and/or my family, the last place I'd want that home to be located would be the side of a volcano that's actually erupted in the past....what's with people who put homes on volcanos and earthquake fault lines? Or on the coast where tsunamis and hurricanes or simply floods could wipe you out? Help me understand....
Because most of the earth is on a fault or near a volcano including entire countries, and most of them only go off every 500,000 years or so. The rest of the earth is in a tornado zone, desert, frozen, avalanche area, has danger animals or smells bad. Life is risk.
I think there are very few places one can live that aren't subject to some kind of natural disaster. Even if one doesn't live near an active volcano, fault line, or coast line. If one lives lives near a river, there can be flooding, on the plains one can get hit by a tornado, the northeast has blizzards. Although the earth may appear stable and static, the ground below is not nearly as solid at we would like to belive it is, and the winds of change are always blowing.
I live on a hill so the only thing I have to worry about is tornadoes. Since I have a basement and can see for miles in nearly all directions, I'm good! As Alfred E. Neuman would say, "What, me worry!"
I don't know about that, my friend told me my old town in the mountains of Utah FLOODED. They had to sandbag and everything, last thing I would have ever thought to worry about living up on a mountain.
I live on a dormant volcano (Mount Hualalai in Hawaii) about 90 miles from an active one (Mount Kilauea). Since Volcanoes National Park is also on this island, we have access to some of the most sophisticated seismic equipment available that will tell us if an eruption is imminent. Volcanologists come from all over the world to study our volcanoes, so we have a lot of experts to warn us, and the chance of a huge eruption (like Mount St. Helens) is very slim. Every mountain in Hawaii is a volcano, either dormant, extinct, or active. We have a view of the ocean and can watch the cruise ships arrive and depart. We're also high up the mountain, far away from any tsunamis. I'd much rather have a slow moving volcanic eruption than a tornado or hurricane!
Just moved my office to the opposite side of my house; now I have a beautiful view of lush tropical trees and beautiful scenery and a huge volcano in the background - one of the many active ones throughout the Philippines..
Since I have been here I have felt several small tremors but have resisted the urge to go and drive up to the crater of the volcano to take a look! It is far enough away to not be an immediate danger.. I hope!!
The land is super fertile and you can grow anything here!!!!