MEDC Earthquake-Case Study

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Where is L'Aquila?
Italy
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What date did the earthquake occur?
6th April 2009
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What did it measure on the Richter Scale?
It measured 6.3
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What was the cause of the L'Aquila earthquake?
Movement along a crack in the plate at a destructive margin
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Prep-What does Italy have to train volunteers to help with things like rescue operations?e
A Civil Protection Department
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Primary-Around how many deaths where there? What were most of them caused by?
Around 290 deaths, mostly from collapsed buildings
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Primary-Where people injured?
Hundreds
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Primary-What happened to buildings and people?
Thousands of buildings where destroyed and damaged and thousands of people were made homeless
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Primary-What collapsed near the town of Fossa?
A bridge
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Primary-What was broken near the town of Paganica?
A water pipe
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Secondary-What happened in more collapsed buildings and caused more damage?
Fires
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Secondary-What did the broken water pipe near the town of Paganica cause?
A landslide
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Secondary-Aftershocks hampered resuce efforts, what did it cause?
More damage
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Immediate-In the camps set up for homeless people, what was provided?
Water, food and medical care
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Immediate-What four things were sent to rescue survivors?
Ambulances, fire engines, the army and international teams with rescue dogs
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Immediate-What were used to remove rubble?
Cranes and diggers
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Immediate-What was suspended? and What did the government provide and what was it for?
Gas and electricity bills and Money to pay rent
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Long-term-What did the Italian Prime Minister promise to build?
A new town to replace L'Aquila as the capital of the area
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Long-term-What is going to happen to look into why modern buildings weren't built to withstand earthquakes?
An investigation
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What date did the earthquake occur?

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6th April 2009

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What did it measure on the Richter Scale?

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What was the cause of the L'Aquila earthquake?

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Prep-What does Italy have to train volunteers to help with things like rescue operations?e

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Mr A Gibson

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You need an MEDC case study for this topic and in these cards there are enough primary and secondary effects along with other details to get you to level 3 marks in the longer questions.

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