Disadvantages of volcanic mountains

mountain refers to a cone shaped landform that is many meters above the sea level formed by faulting,
folding and vulcanicity giving rise to block
mountains, Fold Mountains and volcanic mountains.

The following are disadvantages of volcanic mountains

  • Little or no rain at the leeward side affecting settlement, grazing and cultivation
  • Soil erosion on the steep slopes
  • Landslides, rock fall and mud flows on steep slopes and volcanic eruptions that interrupt movement and activities.
  • Land fragmentation due to high population
  • Low temperatures on high altitudes
  • Forested mountains harbor wild animals and rebels
  • Difficulty in transportation and construction

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