Earthquake Ledc Medc Compare Contrast

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Earthquake Ledc Medc Compare Contrast

  1. 1. The effects of earthquakes and responses differ due to contrasts in levels of wealth Objectives: To study a case study of an earthquake from an LEDC and an MEDC To know their specific causes; primary and secondary effects; immediate and long term responses
  2. 2. As you watch the following clips note down the effects of the earthquake <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyKZ-IKeG5k </li></ul>
  3. 3. Tidal waves Fractured gas pipes and water mains Rebuilding of homes Landslides Bridges topple Rebuilding of schools and other public buildings deaths Roads crack Reconstruction of electricity lines needed Disease spread by dead bodies, contaminated water Windows shatter Loss of jobs Fires caused by broken gas pipes Collapse of buildings Long term effects (social, economic, environmental) Secondary effects (after effects of the earthquake) Primary effects (Immediate damage caused by the earthquake)
  4. 4. Kobe Earthquake 17 th January 1995 5.46am 7.2 200 dead
  5. 5. Kobe / Great Hanshin Earthquake 1995 <ul><li>http://www.georesources.co.uk/kobehigh.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/17/newsid_3375000/3375733.stm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.seismo.unr.edu/ftp/pub/louie/class/100/effects-kobe.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.geography-site.co.uk/pages/physical/earth/kobe.html </li></ul>
  6. 6. Kashmir Earthquake http://www.kashmirrelief.org/ker.html 8 th October 2005 8.40 am 7.6 79,000 dead
  7. 7. Your task…. 1. Compare and contrast
  8. 8. KOBE KASHMIR SIMILARITIES DIFFERENCES DIFFERENCES
  9. 9. <ul><li>2.Explain why earthquakes are more likely to be a disaster for LEDCs than MEDCs </li></ul>

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