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Define an Earthquake. Identify the causes of an Earthquake. Explain physical, social and economical impacts of an Earthquake. Use case study showing impacts.

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2 Define an Earthquake. Identify the causes of an Earthquake. Explain physical, social and economical impacts of an Earthquake. Use case study showing impacts of an Earthquake on Caribbean countries. Identify mitigation strategies used by Caribbean governments to reduce earthquakes.

3 An earthquake is a shaking of the ground caused by the sudden breaking and movement of large sections of the earth's rocky outermost crust.

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5 Short term Impacts: Destruction of houses

6 Short term Impacts: Destruction of businesses

7 Short term Impacts: Looting

8 Short term Impacts: Tsunamis

9 Short term Impacts: Flooding

10 Long term Impacts: Refugee Camps

11 Long term Impacts: High cost of rebuilding a Settlement

12 Long term Impacts: Destruction of important landmarks

13 Primary (caused directly by the Earthquake) Secondary (result from primary effects) 316,00 people were killed, 1 million homless & 3 million affected. Hospitals and morgues because full due to the large number of deaths. 250,00 homes, 30,000 buildings and 60% of govern. Buildings were destroyed or badly damaged. 1 in 5 persons lost their jobs due to destruction of buildings. 50+ hospitals and 1,300+ schools were badly damaged, along side the airports control tower. Issues at the airport made it difficult to get aid into the area. Transport and communication links were damaged. Due to the pile of bodies, diseases became a serious problem. The main prison was destroyed releasing 4,000 inmates from imprisonment. People were squashed into shanty towns or on the streets since their homes had been destroyed.

14 Primary (caused directly by the Earthquake) Secondary (result from primary effects) 316,00 people were killed, 1 million homless & 3 million affected. Hospitals and morgues because full due to the large number of deaths. 250,00 homes, 30,000 buildings and 60% of govern. Buildings were destroyed or badly damaged. 1 in 5 persons lost their jobs due to destruction of buildings. 50+ hospitals and 1,300+ schools were badly damaged, along side the airports control tower. Issues at the airport made it difficult to get aid into the area. Transport and communication links were damaged. Due to the pile of bodies, diseases became a serious problem.

15 A brief intro of Belize Strategies and Initiatives: Caricom Cedara Echo CCCCC Belize red cross Building codes

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