Tectonic Hazards - Human Impacts
If the causes of tectonic activity are so clearly understood and the spatial distribution of tectonic hazards so readily identified, it begs the question as to why the human impact of earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis is so dramatic, and why people continue to live in tectonically active areas. Transcending economic, social and environmental dimensions, these impacts are not evenly spread either. There are distinct inequalities and in some parts of the world the potential for deaths to result from hazards that can be managed and reduced in other parts of the world. Added to this the fact that a rising population and global climate change are impending issues, which mean the likely pressure for event greater impacts in the future is likely to rise.
Haiti Earthquake Cholera Report November 2010
A very detailed article about the impact of the 2004 Asian Tsunami on Indonesia, Sri Lanka and India.