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Tectonic activity and hazards: earthquakes

Looking at Tectonic activity and hazards: earthquakes, this up-to-date resource presents a challenging approach to the earthquake option of the synoptic research unit for A level geography.


The PowerPoint presentation builds on contemporary LEDC and MEDC case studies: the Haiti earthquake (2010) and Japan's Tohuku Earthquake and Tsunami (2011).

A-level geography and aid

The case studies from Haiti and Japan guide the student through:

  • the research and writing process
  • illustrating effects
  • impacts and development
  • the use of technological innovations following disasters, such as GIS and ‘crowd sourcing’
  • global policy.

Issues around prediction are looked at through exploring Van, Turkey (2011) and L’Aquila, Italy (2009).

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