Two groups: 1 MEDC, 1 LEDC

For a recent* earthquake event of your choice:

  1. Describe the characteristics of the earthquake
      • Magnitude
      • Duration
      • Areal extent
      • Speed of onseet
      • aftershocks

2. Describe the tectonic processes of the hazard event

3. Describe the factors affecting earthquake damage

    • Population density
    • Type of buildings
    • Time of day
    • Distance from the epicenter
    • Types of rocks and sediments

4. Describe the social, political, environmental and economic consequences of the disaster.

    • Estimated cost of damages
    • Death toll and injuries
    • Describe the management of the hazard event – before, during and after
    • Planning, preparation, prediction, hazard mapping, evacuation, warnings.
    • Help with recovery, aid – local, regional and international, role of NGOs.
    • Environmental degradation

5. Include maps, graphs and tables.

*the IB Curriculum describes recent as: should have occurred within the student’s lifetime and should not be historical
Presentation: Post on website
Due: Tuesday, April 10, 2012
  • MEDC
-San Francisco, USA, 1994
-L’Aquila, Italy, 2009
-Christchurch, New-Zealand, 2011
  • LEDC
-Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 2010
-Sumatra, Indonesia, 2007