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PRIMARY
1) Buildings and bridges collapse
2) People are injured or killed by buildings or bridges
collapsing
3) Roads, railways, ports and airports are damaged
4) Electricity cables are damaged, cutting of supplies
5) Gas pipes are broken cutting causing leaks and cutting
off supplies
6) Telephone poles and cables are destroyed cutting off
communications
7)Underground water and sewage pipes are broken,
causing leaks…read more

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The more settlement and
businesses built in an area the
Secondary greater the impact because there
are more buildings and businesses
to be damaged.
· Earthquakes can trigger landslide and tsunamis ­ these
destroy more buildings and cause more injuries and
deaths
· Leaking gas can be ignited, starting fires
· People are left homeless
· People may suffer psychological problems is they know
people who died or if they lose their homes
· Shortage of clean water and lack of proper sanitation ­
easier for disease to spread
· Roads are blocked or destroyed so aid and emergency
vehicles can't get through
· Businesses are damaged or destroyed causing
unemployment.…read more

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The impacts are more severe in
LEDC...
1) There's more poor quality housing, which are less stable and
more easily destroyed
2) Infrastructure often poorer in LEDC's. Poor quality roads make it
harder for emergency services to reach injured people, which
leads to more deaths
3) Don't have much money to protect against earthquakes e.g. By
making buildings earthquake proof.
4) Lack of money or resources (e.g. Food and emergency vehicles)
to react straight away so more people are affected by secondary
impacts.
5) Healthcare often worse, many hospitals don't have enough
supplies to deal with the large number of casualties after an
earthquake, so more people die from treatable injuries…read more

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Why do people continue to live in
areas prone to earthquakes?
1) They've always lived there- moving away
would mean leaving friends and family
2) They're employed in the area- if they move
they would have to find new jobs
3) They're confident of support from their
government after earthquakes
4) They think severe earthquakes won't happen
again, so it is safe to live there.…read more

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N G
UCI
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IMPACTS OF
EARTHQUAKES…read more

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