Geography Case Studies - Restless Earth

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  • Geography Case Studies - Restless Earth
    • 3. The French Alps
      • Winter resorts e.g. St Moritz attract skiers, walkers and climbers
      • Coniferous forests up to a height of 1800m
      • Transhumance dairy farming - seasonal movement of cattle
    • 5. MEDC Earthquake Kobe 1995
      • 6,500 people killed
      • Magnitude 7.2
      • 10% of buildings and city infrastructure destroyed
      • $220 billion damage
      • 77,000 people evacuated
      • 300m wall of fire caused by ruptured gas mains
    • 1. Montserrat 1995-97
      • 2/3 of the island was covered in ash
      • 23 people died in 1997
      • £41 million offered to redevelop North of the island
      • Half of the population left
      • People were evacuated to Britain
    • 2. Yellowstone Supervolcano
      • North West USA would be totally devestated
      • Pyroclastic flows would wipe out towns e.g. Bozeman
      • Climate change would bring snow in June
      • Danger zone would cover a 100 mile radius
    • 4. LEDC Earthquake Haiti 2010
      • 230,000 people killed
      • Emergency shelters created for 1 million
      • 70% of buildings in Port au Prince destroyed
      • US engineers restore cranes and piers
      • 90,000 jobs lost due to damaged buildings
      • Magnitude 7.0
    • 6. Japanese Tsunami 2011
      • $235 billion damage
      • Pacific and Eurasian plates
      • 4.4 million without electricity
      • 16,000 people died
      • Major damage to port of Jendai
      • Magnitude 8.0

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