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Tectonic activity and hazards: earthquakes
Guided by the 2016 A-level Geography specifications, this comprehensive teaching resource juxtaposes vulnerability, risk, coping capacity, impact and the disaster management cycle in two disaster hotspots: Haiti and Japan.
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Part I: Anatomy of an earthquake, immediate impacts, and physical and human factors
Part II: Emergency relief phase of disaster response
Part III: Protracted emergency relief phase, shelter, water and sanitation, cholera, and violence
Part IV: Rehabilitation, reconstruction, and outlook
Part V: Watershed moment for GIS, social media and crowd-sourced mapping in disaster response, and Missing Maps
Part I: Disaster Risk Reduction global policies, resilience, and Japan country and natural hazard profile
Part II: Earthquake preparedness and mitigation in Japan
Part III: How effective were disaster preparation and mitigation in the face of the Tōhoku triple disaster in 2011?
Comparison of case studies
In the PowerPoint resource, Haiti earthquake (2010) and the Tōhoku, Japan earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster (2011) demonstrate how impacts, path and duration of recovery depend on country-specific factors and level of development.
Part I: disaster hotspots, World Risk Report, urban risk, perception, approach, preparedness and insurance
Part II: seismic events and their human and economic impact compared
Part III: humanitarian relief, rehabilitation, reconstruction, MSF response, and long-term impacts