Earthquakes

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  • Earthquakes
    • San Simeon
      • Facts
        • 22/12/2003
        • 7 miles north  San Simeon, California, USA
        • 3 deaths from falling clock tower
        • late in the morning, school holiday time
        • 8km underground focus (simialr to Bam)
      • Warnings
        • EEW (earthquake early warning)can warn a few seconds early, giving time to alert EG shut off gas pipes and slow down traffic
      • Future
        • "Jennas Bill" introduced (Jennifer died in the earthquake) to regulate certain unreinforced buildings
    • Bam
      • Facts
        • 26/12/2003
        • Bam, South Eastern Iran
        • 6.5 richter
        • 26,000 died, over half the population
        • 30,000 injured
        • 50% of medical staff dead/missing
        • £543 million to restore city, £18 million to restore health service
        • freezing temp reduced disease spread
      • death toll
        • poor building construction made of mud brick
        • lack of national plan incase of disatser
        • lack of health services
        • bad weather when made homeless
      • after the quake
        • red cross and red crescent provided relief EG food and shelter
        • more than 40 countires sent emergancy aid
        • UN agencies set up water points
        • long term cost estimated $1 billion

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