Case Study Comparison- Nepal VS New Zealand

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  • Case Study: Nepal VS New Zealand
    • Nepal
      • Earthquake
        • Richter Scale- 7.9
        • 25th April 2015
        • Destructive Plate Margin
          • Indo-Australian and Eurasian
      • Impacts
        • Primary
          • 9000 dead
          • 20000 injured
          • Cost of damage: $5 billion
          • No tsunami- in land
          • 3 million homeless
        • Secondary
          • 250 went missing in an avalanche in the Lang Tang region
          • 19 killed by an avalanche on Mount Everest
          • Triggered Landslides and Avalanches
      • Response
        • Countries such as UK, India and China provided water and aid
          • $415 million of aid
        • Installed Warning systems
    • New Zealand
      • Earthquake
        • Richter Scale- 6.3
        • 22nd February 2011
        • Destructive Plate Boundary
          • Indo-Australian and Pacific
      • Effects
        • Primary
          • 185 dead
          • People went missing
          • Businesses closed
        • Secondary
          • Flooding
      • Responses
        • People moved away
        • Better building desisgnes
    • Comparisons
      • More causalities and people made homeless in Nepal- higher rates of poverty and unstable houses
      • More international aid for Nepal- New Zealand countries didn't think needed it as its a HIC
      • More severe secondary impacts from Nepal- houses would've had foundations in unstable ground and therefore avalanches and landslides occured

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