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When was the San Francisco Earthquake?
22nd december 2003
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What was the size of the San Francisco Earthquake on the Richter scale?
6.5
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What was the scale of damages in the San Francisco Earthquake?
$250-300 million
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How many died in the San Francisco Earthquake?
3
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What was the date of the Bam in Iran earthquake?
26th December 2003
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What was the size of the Bam in Iran earthquake?
6.6
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How many people died in the Bam in Iran earthquake?
26,271
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How many people were injured in the Bam in Iran earthquake?
30,000
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What was the important city that was destroyed in the Bam in Iran earthquake?
Bam Citadel (2000 years old)
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How many people were left homeless in the Bam in Iran earthquake?
100,000
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How much money did the USA pledge to give to Bam?
$70 million
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What was the date of the Mt St Helens Eruption?
March 1980
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How many Kilometres of pine Forrest were flatted in the Mt St Helens Eruption?
520km
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How long did it take for the Mt St Helens Eruption ash cloud to travel round the world?
17 days
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How many people died in the Mt St Helens Eruption?
57
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How fast was the landslide as a result of the Mt St Helens Eruption?
700mph
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What was the date of the Indian Ocean Tsunami?
December 2004
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Name 6 countries effected by the Indian Ocean Tsunami?
Indonesia, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Maldives
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What was the size of the Indian Ocean Tsunami?
8.9
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What was the number of dead/missing in the Indian Ocean Tsunami?
220,000+
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What was the number of houses destroyed in the Indian Ocean Tsunami?
over 500,000
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In the first week how much was pledged from all over the world in the Indian Ocean Tsunami?
£450 million
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How much aid was given in the Soufriere Hills Volcano?
£41 Million
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What happened to the Capital City (Plymouth) in the Soufriere Hills Volcano
It was buried under ash
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How much aid was given from the UK Government? (Soufriere Hills Volcano)
£10.5 Million
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How many people wanted to leave the island? Soufriere Hills Volcano
18
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What is the highest peak in the Alps?
Mount Blanc 4810 Metres Tall
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What is a type of land use in the Alps?
Farming such as goats
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What have they done to make it easier to grow crops in the Alps?
Cut steps into the mountain.
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How much energy is produced by HEP in the Alps?
80% of the electricity required.
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What percentage of crops were lost in the Bangladesh Flooding?
50%
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How many people died in the Bangladesh Flooding?
over 2000
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How much money was given from the UK Government? (Bangladesh Flooding)
£21 Million
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What is the distance of flood embankments built since 1947? (Bangladesh Flooding)
7500 KM
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How many homes were affected in the Somerset Levels?
600
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What was the cost of damages caused in the Somerset Levels?
£10 Million
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What is the length of the flood plan draw up? (Somerset Levels)
20 Years
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How much did the UK Government pledge to give for repairs and defences? (Somerset Levels)
£30 Million
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Nike, How many different countries are there offices?
Over 190
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Nike, How many people are employed by Nike in Asia?
150 factories employing 350,000
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Nike, How many people are employed worldwide?
650,000 in 700 Factories
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Nike, What percentage of the workforce is employed in Asia?
70%
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How much of the world manufacturing output does China produce? (2010)
19.8%
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What percentage of the worlds TVs and Washing Machines are produced in China?
25%
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What percentage of the worlds Camera, Phones and photocopiers do China Produce?
50%
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Learn Advantages and Disadvantages of wind power.
See Case study Sheets
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How many more people does the Lake District want to attract by 2018
2 Million
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What is a negative of the Lake District?
House prices has risen.
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How do they plan to increase number of visitors?
Improved public transport
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What animals do people want to see when visiting Kenya?
The big five - Rhino, Lion, Elephant, Buffalo and Leopard
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How many national parks are there in Kenya?
23
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How much of the countries GNP does tourism contribute in Kenya?
15%
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How much money from tourism goes to the locals? (Kenya)
15%
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How many countries have signed the Antarctica Treaty in 1961?
47
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What is the passenger limit on boats visiting Antarctica?
500
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How has Antarctica been damaged in the past?
Oil spillage E.G. MS Explorer in 2007
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What is the closest distance that a tourist can go to a penguin in Antarctica?
5 Metres
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How much of the wildlife is found on The Maasai land? (Ecotourism)
75%
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What plan was made and why?The Maasai (Ecotourism)
Kenya National Tourism Master plan was created to improve the variety of holidays
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What was the category of the Hurricane which hit New Orleans? (Hurricane Katrina)
4
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How high were the storm surges in Hurricane Katrina?
up to 20 feet
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What was the highest wind speed? Hurricane Katrina
175 MPH
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What was the death toll? Hurricane Katrina
1836
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What was the wind speed of Cyclone Sidr?
150 MPH
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What percentage of rice crops were destroyed in Cyclone Sidr?
95%
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How many homes were destroyed in Cyclone Sidr?
500,000
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How many people died in The Great Storm?
18
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How many calls were there to the fire brigade in 24 hours? The Great Storm
6000
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How many homes were left without electricity? The Great Storm
5 million
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What was the total amount of insurance claims? The Great Storm
£15 Billion
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What was the maximum temperature in Europe 2003? (Weather)
39 Degrees C
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How many people died in Europe 2003? (Weather)
15,000
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How much did it cost to the euro farming?(Europe 2003 (Weather))
13 billion euros
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How many people suffered from the drought? Extreme UK Weather
35 million
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What was the temperature in Aberdeen in March? Extreme UK Weather
23 Degrees C
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How many homes were affected by the flooding? Extreme UK Weather
4000
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State some properties of a Squatter settlement?
Very dense population, No Health care, Informal Sector.
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How did the government try and improve the area?
Sites and Services, Basic Amenities, Partly Finished Housing, Improving Rural Areas.
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What percentage of people use the bus in Curitiba?
80%
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How many people use the bus daily? Curitiba
2 million
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What is the furthest distance you can live away from a bus stop? Curitiba
400 M
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What percentage of rubbish is recycled? Curitiba
70%
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How much has green space increased? Curitiba
0.5 pp to 52 metres squared per person.
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What percentage of trade used to come through the London Docklands?
25%
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What year was the LDDC setup?
1981
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What transport link was created? London Docklands
Docklands light railway (DLR)
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How many new homes were created? London Docklands
20,000
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What year did the London city airport open? London Docklands
1987
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