Essay: Types of Geography
Geography is divided into two groups, i.e. physical geography and human geography. “The study of actual patterns and procedures (global warming, deforestation, water resources etc) at the earth surface and the connection between people and their environment is known as Physical geography”. Whereas human geography deals with the social and cultural patterns (urbanization, socio-economic conditions, etc). A variety of tools like geographic information systems (GIS), maps, remote sensing, spatial statistics, global positioning systems (GPS), and mathematical modeling are used by geographers to study the information they get (Christine E. McMichael, 2010).
On 18 February 2011, in Alabama (United States) an earthquake took place with the magnitude of 3.5.no damaged was reported due to that earthquake. The US geological survey professional reported that in North America east has Rocky Mountains and the earthquake were very uncommon there (Press Register). On 9th February news on the volcanic eruption was published in Business Insider. According to that news Icelandic volcanogist said that country’s largest volcano was showing signs of unusual activities and there were signs of its eruption because lava in it was slowly increasing (Business Insider). On 4th feurary, 2011, in Kyushu (Japan) a volcano, Shinmoedake, exploded again. The height of the volcano was 421-meter (4,660 feet).The cloud of smoke was noted 3000 meters high. The metrological department of Japan warned nearby residents (Bloom Berg). On 7 February, 2011 a volcano in Russia had stated erupting and the ashes from it emitted at the height of four kilometers. In news of 9 feburary, 2011, moderate earthquake was observed at Copiapo, Atacama, Chile with intermediate depth.
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