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Japan Earthquake case study (MEDC)

Location of Japan: - Japan is situated in the Northern hemisphere, In Asia, East of China, around the ring of fire.
Location of the Earthquake: Nearest city to the epicenter was Sendai
When? 11th March 2011
Why? Japan is located on the east edge of…

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Haiti Earthquake case study (LEDC)

Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere, Haiti's GDP per person is only US$660

Location of Haiti: - Haiti is situated in the Western hemisphere, North of Venezuela, East of the North Atlantic Sea,
South of the Bahamas
Location of the Earthquake:

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Location of Iceland: -
Location of the Volcano: Eyjafjallajokull is the name of the volcano that erupted. It's situated in Southern Iceland
about 160km from the capital Reykjavik.
When? 15th April 2010
Why? Eyjafjallajokull lies on a constructive plate boundary known as the mid-Atlantic ridge. Between two tectonic
plates: The…

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Hurricane Katrina- New Orleans case study (MEDC)

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It was the third strongest recorded hurricane ever to make landfall on the USA, and the devastation it wrecked was
Location New Orleans: - Western Hemisphere, South East USA, New Orleans, coast of Louisiana.
Location of the Hurricane: Western Hemisphere, USA, New Orleans, coast of Louisiana.
When? 29th August…

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When? 2nd May 2008
Cost of Damage: around $4billion

Primary Impacts
More than 140,000 people were killed
450,000 houses were destroyed
1,700 schools destroyed
Crops were lost- over 40% of food stores were destroyed.
Costal habitats such as mangroves were destroyed.

Secondary Impacts
2-3 million people were left homeless…

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Location: - Eastern Hemisphere, South East Australia, Murray darling basin, extending from Queensland to South
When? 2002-??
Why? Australia's rainfall pattern is one of the most variable in the world, due to its size, location, geography climatic
range and shifts in global weather patterns.
Insufficient amount of rainfall. In…

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But a new study in the journal Science shows how a combination of ocean temperature and loss of natural
vegetation could have been the sole reasons for the drought.
The drought pushed the Sahara desert south, destroying farmland. It had a major impact on many countries
including Nigeria, Niger and…


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