Case studies unit 1 world at risk

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Case studies unit 1
Disaster hotspot
California ­ earthquakes, forest fires, floods and storms e.g. Aug 26th 2012 Earthquake
Philippines ­ flooding, earthquakes and storms e.g. Aug 31st 2012 Earthquake
Local Natural disasters
Hull - June 25th, 2007 - Flood, killed 6
"­ 7th June, 2012 ­ Flood and thunderstorms
Hurricanes
(Conson)Philippines ­ July 11th 2012 ­ July 17th 2012
80 killed
89 missing
No electricity
Flooding
(Katrina)United States ­ August 23rd 2005 ­ August 29th 2005
1,833 died
Damage $81 billion
Costliest disaster and top 5 deadliest disaster
Landslides
China ­ August 8th, 2010 Landslide + major flooding
$30 billion damage
1,117 died
627 missing
Cause due to logging, mining, damming, soil erosion, destabilised hillsides

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Earthquakes
Burma ­ 11th Nov 2012
Magnitude 5.8
26 dead
Gold mine collapsed
Building centauries old collapsed
California ­ 1989
63 died
3757 injured
22 structural fires
6.9 magnitude
$6-8 billion damage
Volcano
(Mount Etna)- 2012
(Mount Merapi) Indonesia - 2010
100+ people died
Displaced 150,000
Electricity down
Major ash clouds
Global warming/climate change
The big freeze- 2009-2010
Max amount of snow- 61cm
Lowest temp- -22.…read more

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