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unit 1 gcse aqa

Tsunami- effects; immediate 1.7m homes damaged. 14 countries hit- 250,000 killed. Damage on posts, boats,roads,bridges,hospitals
Tsunami- effects; secondary massive economy damage:fishermen,tourism industry. 2m jobless. 4m will fall into poverty. Environmental damage.
Tsunami eg
Earthquake- LEDC; causes Caribbean+N.American(conservative;same direction)Shallow focus of 13km below crust. epicentre-16km west of capital*port-au-prince. seismologists warned of huge earthquake as this fault been 'locked' for 250yrs
earthquake- LEDC; effect: immediate 280,000 buildings collapsed=90% of all. 16,500 schools damaged. 316,000 killed. 3m affected. Transport n communicate links damaged.
earthquake- LEDC; effect: secondary roads blocked for 10 days. Flattened homes= living on strrets/cars. Huge economy impact- 1/5 jobs lost. Dead bodies=disease, cholera. Two monthslater rainy season-caused disease.
Tsunami- responses; long term
tsunami- responses; immediate action aid raised £13m n immediately sent food aid. Bodies were buried in mass graves to help prevent the spread of diseases. Up to 5m ppl relocated into temporary refugee camps and provided w/shelter, food n water.
Created by: CBA