Japan lies within one of the most tectonically active zones in the world. It experiences over earthquakes every day. The majority of these are not felt by humans and are only detected by instruments. Japan has been hit by a number of high-intensity earthquakes in the past. Since there are have been fatalities as the result of tectonic activity.
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Presented in Powerpoint presentation format these resources include a wide range of up-to-date case studies. Guided by the A Level Geography specifications, Tectonic activity and hazards: earthquakes is a comprehensive teaching resource juxtaposing vulnerability, risk, coping capacity, impact and the disaster management cycle in two disaster hotspots: Haiti and Japan. While Japan was underprepared for the earthquakes and tsunamis, Haiti was entirely unprepared. Though unleashed by natural seismic events, the tragic death toll in Haiti and the Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear disaster in Japan could both be considered man-made. Throughout 'Tectonic activity and hazards', the relationship between disaster and level of development is explored, drawing on the disaster response of MSF. The impact of climate change, conflict and disasters and local, national and global responses to food and nutrition security are also addressed. The data supported the response to the epidemic.
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Find Flashcards. Brainscape's Knowledge Genome TM. Browse over 1 million classes created by top students, professors, publishers, and experts. Haiti, a multi hazard environment.
Its capital city is Port-au-Prince. The earthquake was caused by the North American Plate sliding past the Caribbean Plate at a conservative plate margin. Both plates move in the same direction, but one moves faster than the other.