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What is an earthquake?
Two plates at a plate boundary cannot move past each other easily.The plates become locked.Friction causes pressure to build up.Suddenly, the pressure is released and the plates jolt into a new position. This causes seismic waves.
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Primary Effects of Haiti
250,000 houses were destroyed or badly damaged.Key government buildings were destroyed.All hospitals were destroyed.The main prison was destroyed and 4,000 inmates escaped.
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Secondary Effects of Haiti
300,000 people injured.Cholera outbreak due to poor sanitation.230,000 people died.International airport was unusable.People slept on streets.1 in 5 jobs were lost.3,000 temporary tent schools were set up.
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Primary effects of Christchurch earthquake
Damaged roads.Services damaged.Injuries/few deaths.Collapsed buildings.100,000 homes were damaged
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Secondary effects of Christchurch earthquake
Air space was closed.No communication.Jobs gone due to businesses being disrupted.People trapped.Bad sanitation.
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Why do fewer people die in earthquakes in the developed world?
Buildings have strong foundations, double glazing allowing them to sway.Schools have regular earthquake drills.Offices and houses store emergency kits, which contain water.The emergency services are well trainedas they practice doing it all the time.
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