gcse geography earthquake case studies

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  • Kobe and Haiti Earthquakes
    • Haiti LEDC
      • effects
        • 1.5 million people left homeless
        • 180,000 homes destroyed
        • 230,000 people killed
        • 5,000 schools destroyed
        • services such as water, hygiene and electricity were destroyed
        • $11.5 billion worth of damage
        • many people died from illness or injuries
      • 15km from the capital, port-au-prince
      • 7.0 magnitude earthquake
      • 12 January 2010
      • responses
        • 3/4 of buildings repaired
        • 1.2 million people supported
        • AID from the USA and UK
          • water, sanitation, shelter, medical
        • 200,000 people received cash or food for heping
        • search and rescue teams
    • Kobe, MEDC
      • 17 January 1995
      • effects
        • 6,434 people died
        • 40,000 people injuried
        • 300,000 left homeless
        • $220 billion of damage caused
        • 1 million people had no water for 10 days
      • 7.2 on the Richter scale
      • responses
        • railway was 80% functional within a month
        • port 80% working in a year
        • emergency services struggled to get to people
        • changes to how buildings were made
        • practice earthquake days
        • some countries gave money

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