A2 Geography Case Studies - Plate Tectonics, Weather Hazards and Climate, World Cities, Globalisation and Development

All the case studies I have made notes on for my A2 exam. I am doing AQA but many of these case studies are relavent to other boards as there is cross over between them. There are at least 8 case studies for each topic.

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HAITI ­ 12TH JANUARY 2010
Causes
Magnitude 7
Epicentre 16 miles west of Port-au-Prince
Shallow focus ­ 5 miles
Enriquillo-Plantain Garden Fault had bee locked for 250 years gathering
stress
65km rupture in the fault
Economic Impacts
1 in 5 lost their jobs, clothing, the largest industry was worst
affected
$7.8 billion in damages
Cranes at the port were destroyed reducing trade…read more

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HAITI ­ 12TH JANUARY 2010
Social Impacts
316,000 killed
1 million homeless out of a population of 10 million
250,000 homes and 30,000 other buildings were destroyed or badly damaged,
including the Presidential Palace
50+ hospitals were badly damaged
1300+ schools were badly damaged
Transport and communication links were badly damages
4,500 criminals escaped from the main prison and went on a crime spree…read more

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HAITI ­ 12TH JANUARY 2010
Short Term Responses
$100 million in aid given by the USA and $330 million by the European Union
810,000 people placed in aid camps and 4.3 million provided with food rations
115,000 tents and 1,000,000+ tarpaulin shelters provided
Healthcare supplies provided to limit disease
Long Term Responses
98% of the rubble on the roads hadn't been cleared after 6 months restricting
aid access
1 million people still without houses after 1 year so still have to live in aid camps
Unemployed helped with cash/food-for-work projects
Temporary schools created and new teachers trained
Water and sanitation eventually supplied for 1.7 million people
The UN created a $2 million fund to boost textile manufacturing
$1.1billion raised by 23 charities but only 2% released…read more

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SICHUAN ­ 12TH MAY 2008
Causes
Magnitude 7.9 (64-104 major aftershocks, 4.0-6.1)
Epicentre 90km north west of Chengdu (felt in Beijing 1500km
away)
Focus at a depth of 19m
Longmenshan fault ruptured
1.5km of surface faulting was observed near Qingchuan
Economic Impacts
Oil prices dropped over speculation that the demand from China
would fall
Cost $75-191 million…read more

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