Potential Natural Threats
Costa Rica, due to its geographical conditions, is a highly seismic country and the presence of the many volcanoes, rivers and mountains, is exposing the environment to a large number of natural hazards. Natural hazards are all elements of the environment which are dangerous to humans and their activities. These can be of various types such as geological, atmospheric, hydrological or fire phenomena which have the potential to affect human activities.
It is important prior to the development of a project to analyze the condition of the land with respect to the susceptibility to natural hazards to determine if the project can be developed in the proposed place and if it is necessary to implement mitigation measures to reduce an eventu vulnerability condition.
The studies performed by the team of Geo Costa Rica includes examining:
- Geological fault.
- Volcanic activity.
- Hydrometeorological threats.
- Stability of hillsides.
- Geotectonic studies or due to the effects of geological faults.