Negative effects of volcanicity

Negative effects of volcanicity

  • Volcanicity can result in loss of life and destruction of property through the burning effects of lava
  • The emission of poisonous gases can cause air pollution on the environment.
  • Lava flow can solidify along transport lines causing barriers.
  • The rugged landscape from volcanicity makes settlement & agriculture difficult.
  • Recent volcanic soils are poorly developed and are unsuitable for agriculture.
  • Volcanic materials create a rain shadow effect which results in acidity on their leeward sides.

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