The Restless Earth, Water on the Land + The Coastal Zone Case Studies

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Mt St Helens - Volcanic Eruption
18th May 1980 8:32am-9:00am, Cascade Range of fold mountains-destructive, 58-61 dead, flattened and burnt trees over 360 square km, 7000 animals dead, 12million salmon dead, $951 million aid US government, $175 million damage by ash
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Kobe, Japan(MEDC) - Earthquake
17th January 1995 5:46am, Phillippines under Eurasion-destructive, 7.2 tremors lasting 20secs, 6434 dead, 40000 injured, 300000 homeless, 2 million homes without electricity 1 million homes without water for 10 days
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Sichuan, China(LEDC) - Earthquake
12th May 2008 2:28pm, Indo-australion under Eurasion-destructive, 7.9 tremors lasting 120secs, 69000 dead, 18000 missing 374 million injured, 5-11 million homeless, 5 million buildings collapsed, 20 helicopters, Red Cross £100 million
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Indian Ocean - Tsunami
26th December 2004 7:59am, 4mins in length, 30m high waves, Indo-Australion under Eurasion, 9.1 earthquake, 230000 dead, 650000 injured, 1.7 million homeless, millions lost livlihoods-fishermen, no early warning system, £75 million by UK +£100 public
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Boscastle(MEDC) - Flood
16th August 2004, Cornwall rivers Valency + Jordan, flash, v-high precipitation, impermiable rock, steep valley sides, no deaths, 100 rescued by 7 helicopters-6military+1coastguard, £4.5million flood scheme, lower+widen river Valency, £50million cost
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Bangladesh(LEDC) - Flood
July-September 2004, South Asia-Ganges, seasonal rainfall, v-high precipitation, rivers from Himilayes, 750+ dead, Dhaka airport flooded, $7 billion, disease from contaminated water, bridges+roads destroyed, no electricity, food supplies
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Coastal Flood in Britain - Flood
31st January-1st February 1953, low atmospheric pressure, severe Northerly gale, spring tides, rivers in flood, 264 dead, 25000 homes damaged, 1000's farm animals drowned, 1000+km2 seawater covered, higher+stronger sea walls, tidal barriers estuaries
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17th January 1995 5:46am, Phillippines under Eurasion-destructive, 7.2 tremors lasting 20secs, 6434 dead, 40000 injured, 300000 homeless, 2 million homes without electricity 1 million homes without water for 10 days

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Kobe, Japan(MEDC) - Earthquake

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12th May 2008 2:28pm, Indo-australion under Eurasion-destructive, 7.9 tremors lasting 120secs, 69000 dead, 18000 missing 374 million injured, 5-11 million homeless, 5 million buildings collapsed, 20 helicopters, Red Cross £100 million

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26th December 2004 7:59am, 4mins in length, 30m high waves, Indo-Australion under Eurasion, 9.1 earthquake, 230000 dead, 650000 injured, 1.7 million homeless, millions lost livlihoods-fishermen, no early warning system, £75 million by UK +£100 public

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16th August 2004, Cornwall rivers Valency + Jordan, flash, v-high precipitation, impermiable rock, steep valley sides, no deaths, 100 rescued by 7 helicopters-6military+1coastguard, £4.5million flood scheme, lower+widen river Valency, £50million cost

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