Factors Affecting Impacts of an Earthquake

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  • Created by: Winter16
  • Created on: 24-03-20 06:58
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  • Factors Affecting Impacts of an Earthquake
    • Distance from epicentre
      • The closer to the centre the more severe the effects
    • Magnitude
      • The higher on whatever scale, the more destruction
    • Level of Development
      • MEDCs are more likely to have better resources
      • MEDCs are more likely to have better tracking & warning systems
      • Easier to carry out evacuation plans in MEDCs
    • Population density
      • Rural or urban?
      • The more people, the more injuries/death
    • Time of day
      • Impacts where people are
      • Impacts how many people are out
      • Earthquakes at rush hours can be devastating
    • Time of year & climate
      • Impacts spread of disease
        • Therefore survival rates
    • Communication
      • How fast help can get there
      • How well people are informed of what to do

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