Effects of the mt merapi eruption and why people still choose to live near it

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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 eruption and why people still choose to live near it

1. effects of the eruption

1.1. killed more than 300 people

1.1.1. a baby died due to inhaling ash

1.1.2. some died due to being badly burnt

1.2. injured many

1.2.1. skin diseases,diarrheoa and serious eye infections

1.2.2. also breathing difficulties as ash filled the air

1.3. city was engulfed in smoke and ash

1.3.1. prevented people from seeing surroundings clearly

1.3.1.1. could not see where the larva was heading towards or coming from

1.3.1.1.1. difficult for the evacuation officers to bring the people to safety

1.3.2. trasportation was difficult

1.3.2.1. as the roads were very hot

1.4. avalanche of rocks spilled down the mountains

1.4.1. uprooted trees

1.4.2. damaged roads

1.5. many homes were destroyed

1.5.1. burnt to the ground or enveloped in thick ash

1.5.2. caused many people to flee

1.5.3. thousands of people were living in shelters

1.6. lesser residential area

1.6.1. government prevented people from building homes on the slopes of the mountains

1.6.1.1. it was considered accident-prone areas

1.7. destroyed vast agricultural areas

1.7.1. destroyed crops

1.7.1.1. temporarily stopped the farmers' incomes

1.7.1.2. people suffered a shortage of food

2. reasons why people still live near it

2.1. boosts tourism

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

2.1.2. locals can earn money

2.1.2.1. by conducting guided tours and trekking trips

2.2. can receive geothermal energy

2.2.1. it is heat energy from under the earth's surface

2.2.2. alternative energy source for the locals who live there

2.3. fertile soil at the foot of mt merapi

2.3.1. 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

2.3.2. it increases crop yields

2.3.2.1. locals have more food which results in a better standard of living

2.3.2.1.1. better standard of living

2.3.2.2. farmers earn more money