Earthquake Case Study (Haiti – Poor) | Handy Geography
The cause, effects and responses to the Christchurch Earthquake. A case study of an earthquake in a HIC. Measuring 6. The earthquake occurred along a conservative margin between the Pacific Plate and the Australasian Plate. Take a look at the Christchurch earthquake animated map to see the swarm of foreshocks and aftershocks. The video below shows the effects of the earthquake one minute after it struck. If you've found the resources on this page useful please consider making a secure donation via PayPal to support the development of the site.
Please join StudyMode to read the full document. Hospitals and government buildings collapsed along with an unbelievable amount of homes. Tens of thousands of people were killed, and many more were wounded.
The earthquake left a wave of destruction and death. Over , people died while over , were injured and over one million more were rendered homeless. The catastrophic earthquake caused damage and devastation in a country that was previously poor.