Geography Case studies

Different case studies for different events and disasters.

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Case studies - Kobe earthquake (MEDC)

Kobe earthquake -

  • Date of event - Tuesday 17th Janurary 1995.
  • Magnitude - 7.2 on the richter scale.
  • Deaths and injuries - 6434 deaths (final estimate on 22nd December 2005).
  • Cost of rebuild - $100 billion. Approximately 2.5% of Japan's GDP at the time.
  • Primary effects -
  •  - Building collapse
  •  - Deaths / injuries
  • - 120 out of 150 quays were destroyed and so was most of the hanshin express way.
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  • Secondary effects -
  • - Electricity, gas and plumbing were down
  • - Homelessness / starvation
  • - Fires
  • - Closed businesses such as shops, schools etc
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Case studies - Bam earthquake (LEDC)

Bam earthquake -

  • Date of event - Friday 26th December 2003.
  • Magnitude - 6.6 on the richter scale.
  • Deaths and injuries - 26,271 deaths and a further 30,000 injuries.
  • Cost of rebuild - less than $100 million.
  • Primary effects -
  • Building collapse
  • Deaths / injuries
  • Secondary effects -
  • Starvation or death by cold
  • Disease
  • Theft / looters
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Case studies - Pinatubo eruption (LEDC)

Pinatubo eruption -

  • Date of event - June 12 1991.
  • Volcanic explosivity index - 6.
  • Deaths and injuries - 847 deaths.
  • Cost of rebuild - Damage to crops and property was around $374 million and a further $69 million added from flows in 1992.
  • Primary effects -
  • Deaths by lava flows, buildings collapse.
  • Collapsed buildings, damage to property and possessions.
  • Secondary effects -
  • Deaths by starvation or dehydration. Also deaths by cold.
  • Economy impacted massivley.
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Case studies - Mt Etna eruption (MEDC)

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