Option 5 Comparing the Impacts of Earthquakes in LIC's & HIC's Compulsory Assessed Project
Task:You must choose at least one Earthquake from a wealthy country (High Income Country, HIC) and at least one Earthquake which occurred in a poorer country. (Low Income Country, LIC) and produce a report comparing and contrasting the impacts and response.
Some possible examples include:
LIC: Haiti (2010), Bam (2003), Indonesia (2004), Pakistan (2005), China (2008)
HIC: Italy (2008), Kobe (1995), Northridge (USA 1994)
How to write up your project: 1. Produce a fact file for at least two Earthquakes in your own words, just like the one on your handout of the Earthquake case study.You should present your earthquake or volcano case studies under the following headings:
a.) What happened and why?b.) The effects on buildings and infrastructure. (Were buildings damaged/ destroyed? What were they made of? Do the materials used alter the level of damage? Why?)c.) The effects on the countries economy (how much did it cost in damages etc.)d.) The effects on the people (How many died? How many were injured? Why do you think that was?)e.) The short and long term responses to the Earthquakes. (What happened straight after the Earthquake? Did other countries help? How did they help?)