CASE STUDIES - THE RESTLESS EARTH - Q3

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RECENT TECTONIC ERUPTION IN UK - MARKET RASEN IN E

5.2 on Richter Scale - February 27th 2008 1am . 

CAUSE: force / stress = plates move= energy transfered into middle of plate = fault line= shockwaves = STRIKE SLIP FAULT 

IMPACTS : People woken by loud noise

 damaged buildings - trinity street closed

 church had 10000 worth of damage when a stone cross crashed through the roof

 power cuts

man fractured pelvis when a chimney fell on him

 police recieved 5000 calls 

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MEDC EARTHQUAKE- KOBE JAPAN

JANUARY 1995, 7.2 on Richter Scale 

2 plates- Philippiness and Pacific - Destructive 

Impacts -

5500 deaths , 200000 buildings , 250000 homeless, liquifaction  = short term impacts 

No Gas , No electricity , Unemployment = long term impacts 

Responses = make stronger buildings , emergency drills , earthquake kits, better emergency services.

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LEDC EARTHQUAKE- TSUNAMI - THAILAND

BOXING DAY- 2004- 8am  - 9.2 Richter Scale 

Subduction of Indo- Austrailian plate under the Eurasion plate. 

Impacts: 

250000 dead- drowned + disease from contaminated water

1m homeless 

Buildings destroyed in all countries 

75% tourism down= unemplyment 

There was no warning systems, no money available so noone could move to higher ground - money donated rom MEDC's for this 

Problem= no real emergency plans, eduaction or money for disaster relief

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