Restless Earth - Case studies

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  • Created on: 23-05-16 21:01

Volcanoes - Iceland

  • March 2010 
  • Ash cloud prevented flights
  • Evacuation of 500 people 
  • Electrical storms
  • Monitored 
  • considered dormant from August 2010
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Volcanoes - Monsterrat

  • 1995-1997 
  • 16 deaths
  • flights stopped preventing tourism
  • farmland destroyed
  • Monitored and evacuated
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Earthquakes - Hati

  • 12th January 2010
  • Magnitude of 7.0
  • 270,000 deaths
  • 300,000 injured 
  • 1.3 million left homeless
  • 8 hospitals collapsed
  • Damage to port and roads
  • Power cuts
  • Looting
  • Spread of diseases
  • Total cost of $11.5 billion
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Earthquakes - California

  • 17th October 1989
  • Magnitude of 6.9
  • 63 deaths
  • 3,757 injured
  • 12,000 homeless
  • Liquification* - building collapsed
  • Broken gas mains result in fires
  • Roads damaged
  • Total cost of $10 billion 

*The process at which soil is softened by water due to an earthquake, causing it to act like quicksand and for things to sink into it.

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Tsunami - Boxing Day Tsunami (Asian Tsunami)

  • 26th December 2004
  • Earthquake on a destructive margin on the west coast of Indonisia (Magnitude of 9.1) caused 30-metre waves.
  • Most countries bordering the Pacific Ocean were affected.
  • 230,000 killed/missing
  • 1.7 million homeless
  • 5 - 6 million people needed emergency aid.
  • Economic damage (e.g businesses destroyed) 
  • Environmental damage
  • 100's of millions of £'s pledged
  • Food and medicines donated
  • Disaster plans,warning systems and investments in infrastructure put into place
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