IT’S TIME TO TAKE ACTION!




Santo Domingo’s Earthquake
          Risks             BY: MARIA B., SOFIA GONZALEZ,
       ...
The Problem
 Santo Domingo’s
 increased construction
 is impacting the city’s
 urban earthquake risk.
 The government has ...
Major Earthquakes
   May 11, 1910 : A strong earthquake hit the island causing damages in various cities.
   October 6, 19...
Santo Domingo has
   approximately...:
     1 hospital every 8 sq. km.

     1 police station every 10 sq. km.

     1 fir...
Is Santo Domingo ready for
     a major earthquake?
   -----------------------------
 Is this city and its citizens
      ...
NO,NO!
From the survey some
dominicans took 98%
said they had never
participated on an
earthquake drill.

51% didn’t know
...
BUILDING CODES: OUTDATED
      “Earthquakes don’t kill people...
              buildings do.”
  The building code in the D...
The Dominican government needs
        to take action...
   Here are some steps the government can take in order to
   pre...
Let’s Use these cities as examples!


          Seattle                                            San Francisco
   Seattl...
Conclusion:
A major earthquake is on its way. This city is not prepared
and it needs to take action. From the survey we ca...
LET’S TAKE ACTION
LET’S DECREASE THE
URBAN EARTHQUAKE
  RISK OF SANTO
    DOMINGO!
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  • Earthquake Risk in Santo Domingo

    1. 1. IT’S TIME TO TAKE ACTION! Santo Domingo’s Earthquake Risks BY: MARIA B., SOFIA GONZALEZ, FERNANDA CUEVAS
    2. 2. The Problem Santo Domingo’s increased construction is impacting the city’s urban earthquake risk. The government has to take action! The risk is 15,443.348 people per kilometer
    3. 3. Major Earthquakes May 11, 1910 : A strong earthquake hit the island causing damages in various cities. October 6, 1911 : An earthquake reaching 7 in the Richter Scale hit the country. October 11, 1918 : An earthquake, reaching 7.5 in the Richter Scale, shakes the country producing panic. August 4, 1946 : A devastating earthquake, reaching 8.1 in the Richter Scale, caused a tsunami and was felt throughout the whole country causing lots of structural damages. January 8, 1962 : Earthquake with an intensity of 6.5 in Richter Scale produces serious damages in Dominican cities. June 11, 1971 : Seismic movement that reached 6.1 in Richter Scale. Damages caused mostly in Santo Domingo . March 23, 1979 : Seismic movement that reached 6.1 in Richter Scale. Caused damages in La Romana, San Pedro de Macoris, and Santo Domingo. June 24, 1984 : Earthquake reaching 6.7 in Richter Scale. Caused damages in the south east of the island. What this is telling us is that a major earthquake is on its way and we should be prepared!
    4. 4. Santo Domingo has approximately...: 1 hospital every 8 sq. km. 1 police station every 10 sq. km. 1 fire station every 9 sq. km. According to this information there are very few hospitals, police, and fire stations. There are only 11 fire stations, 10 police stations, and 13 hospitals in Santo Domingo. This is very few for a population of 2,084, 852
    5. 5. Is Santo Domingo ready for a major earthquake? ----------------------------- Is this city and its citizens prepared?
    6. 6. NO,NO! From the survey some dominicans took 98% said they had never participated on an earthquake drill. 51% didn’t know what to do during an earthquake.
    7. 7. BUILDING CODES: OUTDATED “Earthquakes don’t kill people... buildings do.” The building code in the Dominican Republic is very outdated. It has never changed for 30 years. A new code is needed in order for this country to be able to withstand a mayor earthquake that might hit soon. Since this code is outdated when a major earthquake hits many homes and buildings will be destroyed. It increases the urban earthquake risk of the city.
    8. 8. The Dominican government needs to take action... Here are some steps the government can take in order to prepare the city and the citizens for a mayor earthquake that is evident. It should teach citizens what to do before, during, and after an earthquake. It should also create an earthquake drill for families to be able to know what to do. The government should create a new building code for houses to be a safer place for families to live. It should also use developed countries as an example on how to improve the country to make it a safer place to live.
    9. 9. Let’s Use these cities as examples! Seattle San Francisco Seattle is using Seattle and San Francisco San Francisco is valves to be able to lock reconstructing some water tanks so building to enhance that broken tanks earthquake safety. don’t completely drain the tank. Bolting all furniture on the It has also adapted walls of the new building codes. Santo Domingo buildings to support the weight.
    10. 10. Conclusion: A major earthquake is on its way. This city is not prepared and it needs to take action. From the survey we can deduce that people don’t now what to do during an earthquake and so it tells us that they have to be taught. Another way for this city to get prepared is by changing the building codes to make homes a safer place. Santo Domingo could also take as an example what developed cities are doing in order to decrease the urban earthquake risk. The future of the city lays in the government’s hands. Sources: http://cmspbl.wiki.zoho.com/Grp1-G.html http://cmspbl.wiki.zoho.com/grp4-B.html http://cmspbl.wiki.zoho.com/grp2-G.html http://cmspbl.wiki.zoho.com/grp5-G.html http://cmspbl.wiki.zoho.com/grp3-F.html
    11. 11. LET’S TAKE ACTION LET’S DECREASE THE URBAN EARTHQUAKE RISK OF SANTO DOMINGO!

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