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
man fractured pelvis when a chimney fell on him
police recieved 5000 calls
MEDC EARTHQUAKE- KOBE JAPAN
JANUARY 1995, 7.2 on Richter Scale
2 plates- Philippiness and Pacific - Destructive
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.
LEDC EARTHQUAKE- TSUNAMI - THAILAND
BOXING DAY- 2004- 8am - 9.2 Richter Scale
Subduction of Indo- Austrailian plate under the Eurasion plate.
250000 dead- drowned + disease from contaminated water
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