GCSE Geography Case Studies

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    • Haiti (LIC) Earthquake
      • 7.8 on Richter Scale
      • Lasted 45 Seconds
      • 230,000 died
      • 70% of buildings destroyed
      • 1.3 Million left homeless
      • 59 Aftershocks
      • $13 Billion given in Aid
      • 5000 children orphaned
      • 3 Million Affected
    • Japan (HIC) Earthquake and Tsunami (And Storm Surge)
      • 9 on Richter Scale
      • 114,000 homes destroyed
      • 19,135 dead
      • 32 bridges destroyed
      • $309 Billion of Damage
      • 1 Million people were left without water
      • 4 Million people without power
      • 183,000 in shelters
      • 50 MPH Tsunami
      • Fukishima will take 40 years to clean up
    • The Thar Desert
      • Area: 77,000 square miles
      • Population: 16,600,000
        • Most densely populated desert
      • In India and Pakistan
      • Less than 250 mm of rain per year (Normally July - September)
      • The temperature ranges from 22 to 26 degrees celcius in summer
        • The temperature ranges from 4 to 10 degrees Celsius in winter
      • The temperature ranges from 4 to 10 degrees Celsius in winter
    • Typhoon Haiyan
      • 90% of Tacloban Destroyed
      • 30,000 fishing boats destroyed
      • 40,000 homes destroyed
      • 400 mm of rain
      • 6,300 people killed
      • 6 meter storm surge
      • $20 Billion cost
      • 14 Million people affected
      • 6 Million lost their source of income
      • 8th November 2013
      • Category 5
      • 315 KM/H Winds

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