why live at the base of a volcano?

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I've seen pictures of housing burning down because they are in the way of lava flows, but why build your house so close to a volcano, especially Kilauea anyway? Is it something to do with space or good soil?

-- Hannah Elling (fancy_a_cuppa@hotmail.com), March 23, 2003


I think the answer is economic. Lots and houses near the volcano are cheaper.

-- Lewis Malamed (lmalamed@yahoo.com), February 20, 2004.

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