Impacts of Earthquakes

Adam Collinge
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Adam Collinge
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Give five primary impacts of an Earthquake. 1) Buildings collapse 2) People are injured 3) Transportation is damaged 4) Electricity cables are damaged 5) Gas pipes are broken
Give five secondary impacts of an Earthquake. 1)Landslides and Tsunamis 2) Fires 3) People are left homeless 4) Debt 5) Damaged business may cause unemployment
In what type of country are the impacts of an Earthquake more sever? LEDC's
Why may low quality housing be bad in an Earthquake? They are less stable and destroyed more easily
Why may poor infrastructure be bad in an Earthquake zone? Poor quality roads make it harder for Emergency services to reach injured people
Why may a lack of money in a country be bad in an Earthquake environment? There wont be enough money to react to the disaster straight away
Why may poor healthcare be bad in an Earthquake zone? The lack of equipment and supplies will result in even more deaths
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