Northridge Earthquake

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  • Northridge Earthquake
    • Background
      • Located in L.A  California, Western USA
      • 17th January 1994
      • 6.7 magnitude
      • MEDC country
    • Causes
      • Epicentre in suburb
      • Crustal instability from the converge on the sand adreas fault
      • 16 km below the surface
    • Impacts
      • Social
        • 51 killed
        • 9000 injured
        • 20,000 homeless
        • 9 bridges collapsed
        • 11 major roads had to close
      • Economic
        • Oil explosion causing $8 billion damage
        • 20$ billion overall damage
      • Environmental
        • Fires destroying infrastructure and creating air pollution
        • Oil and gas leak from broken systems
    • Hazards
      • Primary
        • Broken gas and oil mains
        • Deaths
      • Secondary
        • Homeless
        • Fires
    • Responses
      • Immediate
        • Community help
        • Medical assistance and response teams
      • Delayed
        • Shelters provided
        • Improved infrastructure

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