Fatal attraction: living with earthquakes, the growth of villages into megacities, and earthquake vulnerability in the modern world

  title={Fatal attraction: living with earthquakes, the growth of villages into megacities, and earthquake vulnerability in the modern world},
  author={James Jackson},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  pages={1911 - 1925}
  • J. Jackson
  • Published 15 August 2006
  • Geology
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
The great earthquake belt which stretches from the Mediterranean through the Middle East into Central Asia results from the ongoing collision between the Eurasian plate and the African, Arabian and Indian plates to the south. Through much of this belt, the topography is created and controlled by fault movement in earthquakes. Many habitations are located at the foot of the fault-controlled mountain range-fronts that bound inhospitable deserts or elevated plateaus, in positions that are… 

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