To understand how the impacts of tectonic hazards differ in MEDCs and LEDCs Describe what you think is happening in this photo What questions do you have for this girl? Look at the following photos and think about the effects from the Haiti earthquake • There are generally more deaths in LEDCs than in MEDCs • There are generally more economic losses in MEDCs than in LEDCs • MEDCs have access to technology and have more resources available for awareness and education campaigns to keep people safe during earthquakes. MEDC LEDC The government is poor so aid (food, medical care) was needed from all over the world Outside organisations were asked to stockpile water and tinned food to prepare for future earthquakes. Building standards are very low. Buildings can’t withstand earthquakes , people were trapped. 6000 people were killed, 300,000 were left homeless in Kobe. The earthquake caused $150billion dollars of damage People and schools As many as one million The earthquake caused practice their earthquake people were left $14 billion dollars worth of drills regularly homeless after the damage. Haiti earthquake There were few long term effects on Kobe as it is an MEDC (wealthy country) Seismographs and other scientific equipment are used to monitor the seismic activity along fault lines Emergency water tanks and electricity generators have been installed in Kobe to help prepare people slept in the streets, on pavements and in cars or in makeshift shanty towns Modern skyscrapers are now built with steel frames and set on rubber, they can sway during earthquakes and not be destroyed households now have 230,000 people died in the earthquake preparation earthquake in Haiti kits 3million people were affected and 300,000 were injured in the earthquake Sort the effects into LEDC and MEDC and add them to your table You are a news reporter and have visited the locations of 2 earthquakes, one in an MEDC and one in an LEDC, you can use the case study earthquakes or other ones You need to write a newspaper article comparing and contrasting the impact of the earthquake events Include photos and maps Finish your newspaper article, I will be collecting it in.