A2 Geography Report Conclusion

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When studying hazards and their impacts on countries at varying levels of economic development, we tend to make the assumption that LEDCs are affected much more than MEDCs. This is largely true. The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake in California (around 7 on the Richter Scale) killed only 62 people and damaged relatively few buildings seriously. Yet the cleaning-up operation after the 2010 Haiti earthquake is still not complete and there are people suffering financial losses from which they can never recover, due largely…


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