Be no doubt that the medc/ledc factor is paramount in this respect whilst there can be no doubt that tremendously powerful earthquakes will cause destruction wherever they occur, it does seem to be the case that, all things being equal, ledcs tend to suffer more than medcs further enquiries 1 find out more about. Have the chance of being trapped there, however if the earthquake strikes during rush hour many people will be on trains, cars or other vehicles which could breakdown and trap people in the impact of earthquakes in ledc's is often more devastating and longer lasting than the impact of similar earthquakes in medc's. Tectonic hazards: earthquakes & volcanoes distribution patterns, causes, impacts, management • climatic hazards: tropical storms & drought distribution patterns, causes, impacts, management • how to plan, predict, prepare for hazards • why people choose to live in hazard areas • case studies: an ledc and medc. Presentation on theme: to understand how the impacts of tectonic hazards differ in medcs and ledcs 11 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. Discover the most destructive type of wave on the planet living on the edge living on the edge how can cities be protected from the effects of earthquakes predicting earthquakes predicting earthquakes can we predict earthquakes santorini: looking for atlantis santorini: looking for atlantis could the story of. Typically, ledcs are seen to experience hazards with impacts considered worse than those in many medcs, even from the same hazard type this is partly due to these different attitudes explain the enormously different impacts between the 1995 kobe earthquake and the 1994 earthquake in northridge, los angeles. Northridge - medc earthquake sichuan - ledc earthquake indian ocean tsunami boscastle - medc flooding bangladesh - ledc flooding grafham water - reservoir epping forest - temperate deciduous forest malaysia - tropical rainforest australian outback - medc hot desert sahara desert - ledc hot.
Exploring why ledc's suffer greater damage from earthquakes than medc's a medc is a more economically developed country therefore it can afford to spend money on improving the countries stability and helping to decrease the damage from an earthquake an example of a medc is kobe, in tokyo, where in. Learn about and revise the main causes of earthquakes and their effects with bbc bitesize gcse geography. How do the effects of earthquakes differ in countries at different stages of development for the exam you will need to know 2 case studies very well, one from an medc (more economically developed country) and one from an ledc ( less economically developed country) you will need to be able to.
In poor countries - ledc's they have poorly built buildings, few emergency facilities, and the equipment to help rescue people - a good term to use is that they have a poor infrastructure in rich countries - medc's such as the usa they prepare for an earthquake with drills and have a great deal of trained emergency. 20 minute starter task: produce a fact sheet to show how each of the effects above are linked to earthquakes your fact sheet medc quake event - japan 2011 ledc focus picture objectives: to carry out an independent study of the haiti earthquake and find out what made it very different from the japanese quake. Natural hazards and disaster hotspots japan and haiti level of development: medc and ledc where and who is most at risk of seismic activity disaster risk : risk, exposure, vulnerability, coping capacity world risk report and urban risk awareness, perception and approach mitigation and preparedness insurance.
Know your 6 case studies to include 2 volcanic eruptions (1 ledc 1 medc), 2 earthquakes (1 medc, 1 ledc) and 2 tsunamis (1 ledc 1 medc) with a big focus on impacts identify contrasts in impacts on different types of communities ie urban/rural, medc/ledc, levels of education, communities' perception of the. To areas after a natural disaster ledc's often have to rely on aid from overseas as their health system, which is inadequate this overseas aid takes time to arrive , which could mean far more casualties - emergency services: in medc's who have a volcanic or earthquake risk, such as japan and new zealand, there are. What is the difference in the effects of earthquake strikes between medc's and ledc's an earthquake is the sudden release of energy inside the earth's crust which creates seismic waves earthquakes mainly occur near the edges of plate boundaries they occur in the form of 3 types of plate boundary.
Unlike ledc's, medc's have much less damage done to them from earthquakes and vocanoes for a country to be an medc, it must have enough money to have a successuful economy and trade with the rest of the world medc's, having more money, therefore have more earthquake-resistant buildings compared to. Tectonic hazard in a medc mount etna volcanic eruption italy earthquake japan earthquake 3 climatic hazard in a ledc cyclone nargis climate hazard in a medc hurricane katrina economic development an aid project in a ledc factors that affect the location of a type of economic activity in a ledc factors that. Award  for a full definition, referring to earthquakes as the cause, eg a tsunami is a large wave, caused by an underwater earthquake  (ii) explain why an earthquake occurred in a ledc which you have studied note: no mark for name of ledc award maximum  if: • no named earthquake • earthquake in medc.
I think you can link your report to the parks model by discussing the different shape of the park's model for medc's and ledc's in regards to the challenges you could use case studies to illustrate this like haiti and contrast this with an medc case study such as the californian or chilean earthquakes. Less economically developed countries (ledc) have few resources, limited wealth and usually less established economies ❖ more economically developed countries (medc) usually have resources, considerable wealth and established economies student tasks 1 what would be the effects of an earthquake on san.
Kobe, 1995 nature of seismic event the earthquake struck at 545am local time on january 17th 1995 kobe lies on a convergent plate boundary, where the philippines plate is being subducted under the eurasian plate it hit 72 on the richter scale the focus of the earthquake was shallow at only 16km. 2-16 • andes- human uses and adaptations living in fold mountains • montserrat - ledc volcano • christchurch- medc earthquake • haiti- ledc earthquake ( note: you need to be able to compare the ledc and medc earthquakes) • yellowstone supervolcano • japan tsunami question 5- water on the land 61 -78.
Nevada del ruiz, columbia (volcano - ledc) northridge, california ( earthquake - medc) myanmar (cyclone nargis - ledc) australia (drought in the murray/darling - medc) the bbc news website provides an outstanding resource for this exercise students should use the hazard as the search word followed by. Factors affecting the impact of an earthquake distance from the epicentre - the effects of an earthquake are more severe at its centre the higher on the richter scale, the more severe the earthquake is level of development (medc or ledc) - medcs are more likely to have the resources and technology for monitoring,. What determines the impact of an earthquake economic development of the location more economically developed countries (medc's) tend to survive earthquakes better than less economically developed countries (ledc's) there are three main reasons for this 1 medc's are likely to have. The case studies could focus on the: causes, effects and management of the hazard so you will need to know them in detail tectonic (earthquakes and volcanoes) 1 one tectonic hazard in an ledc – port au prince, haiti ( earthquake) 2 one tectonic hazard in an medc – tsunami, japan (earthquake) climatic (droughts.