LEDC EARTHQUAKE CASE STUDY GCSE

Are there any clues in the photos? Communication systems, air, land, and sea transport facilities, hospitals, and electrical networks had been damaged by the earthquake, which slowed rescue and aid efforts. Impacts Short term responses Long term recovery. First, major transport links were completely knocked out by the earthquake. The Dominican Republic which neighbours Haiti offered support and accepted some refugees. The port, other major roads and communications link were damaged beyond repair and needed replacing.

Communications were damaged and power lines brought down. Seismic waves started at a fault line that was 10km in length. Produce a fact sheet to show how each of the effects above are linked to earthquakes. Short term refers to the hours and days after the quake itself. Make a note of these in your case study. Label the neighbouring country.

This caused intense shaking and liquefaction, particularly in the Port area which suffered casd lateral spreading and land falling into the sea. Produce a fact sheet to show how each of the effects above are linked to earthquakes. The earthquake occurred on the boundaries of which two tectonic plates?

Large parts of this impoverished nation where damage, most importantly the capital Port Au Prince, where shanty towns and even the presidential palace crumbled to dust. Long term responses domestic, international, NGOs.

2. Earthquakes – GEOGRAPHY FOR & BEYOND

Large parts of this impoverished nation where damage, most importantly the capital Port Au Prince, where shanty towns and even the presidential palace crumbled to dust. Are there any clues in the photos? Delays in aid distribution led to angry appeals from aid workers and survivors, and looting and sporadic violence were observed.

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Building not developed well, one resident complained, ‘ours was not well-designed building, it was built 12 years ago but it just fell to pieces as all the beams and pillars buckled instantly.

Over the Horizon Migration to the EU. Evaluate the possible reasons for the aid effort to Haiti being so slow. The port was destroyed Sea levels in local areas changed, with some parts of the land sinking below the sea The roads were littered with cracks and fault lines 9. Frequency It is years since the last major earthquake, so big earthquakes are actually reasonably rare. Port-au-Prince’s morgues were quickly overwhelmed with many tens of thousands of bodies having to be buried in mass graves.

Made it difficult earthqake help many injured victims. A “pancaked” building – Source. This link may help you.

Focus of 17km below the earth’s surface which measured 7. Primary and secondary effects of the Haiti earthquake.

ledc earthquake case study gcse

The port was damaged by liquefaction and lateral spreading, and cranes and debris atudy into the sea. Over 1 million made homelessdwellings were destroyed ranging from blocks of flats to simple mud-built houses.

The pressure that was built up because of the friction between the 2 plates was eventually released causing a magnitude 7 earthquake on the Richter Scale with an epicentre 16 miles West of Port-au-Prince and a shallow focus of 5 miles.

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Make notes on why the country finds itself in such poverty today.

Earthquake case-study (Haiti-LEDc) 2010

G11 Mock G12 Mock. All of these undermined recovery efforts. Seismic waves started at a fault line that was 10km in length. In Elections abandoned due to violence.

Medicines San frontiers, a charity, tried to help casualties whilst the USA took charge of trying to coordinate Aid distribution. The roads were littered with cracks and fault lines. Capacity to cope prediction, preparation, prevention. Label the neighbouring country. Shock waves could be felt over the border in Pakistan, also felt in Bangladesh and Nepal. The capital has many areas built upon unstable soils and seismic waves amplified within the soil. Medicines San frontiers, a charity, tried to help casualties whilst the USA took charge of trying to coordinate Aid distribution.

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