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Effects of the mt merapi eruption and why people still choose to live near it by Mind Map: Effects of the mt merapi
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Effects of the mt merapi eruption and why people still choose to live near it

effects of the eruption

killed more than 300 people

a baby died due to inhaling ash

some died due to being badly burnt

injured many

skin diseases,diarrheoa and serious eye infections

also breathing difficulties as ash filled the air

city was engulfed in smoke and ash

prevented people from seeing surroundings clearly, could not see where the larva was heading towards or coming from, difficult for the evacuation officers to bring the people to safety

trasportation was difficult, as the roads were very hot

avalanche of rocks spilled down the mountains

uprooted trees

damaged roads

many homes were destroyed

burnt to the ground or enveloped in thick ash

caused many people to flee

thousands of people were living in shelters

lesser residential area

government prevented people from building homes on the slopes of the mountains, it was considered accident-prone areas

destroyed vast agricultural areas

destroyed crops, temporarily stopped the farmers' incomes, people suffered a shortage of food

reasons why people still live near it

boosts tourism

because many people from around the world travel to view the spectacular scenery of mt merapi

locals can earn money, by conducting guided tours and trekking trips

can receive geothermal energy

it is heat energy from under the earth's surface

alternative energy source for the locals who live there

fertile soil at the foot of mt merapi

when the volcano erupts,a large amount of volcanic ash is released.the ash contains many minerals which makes the soil very fertile and helps the crops to grow well

it increases crop yields, locals have more food which results in a better standard of living, better standard of living, farmers earn more money