Natural Hazards Case Studies (Nepal Earthquake (On Saturday, April 25,…
Natural Hazards Case Studies
Somerset levels flood 2014
It affected lots of the areas and some more than others. the houses near water were affected more and the water went very high and wrecked the places. Some people were killed but most were injured by the terrible flooding.
The immediate responses from the flood was that the army came out straight away to help people get out of their houses. Cops were there to help and other kind people flew in who weren't affected by the flood to help people evacuate from there houses.
United States of America, Penny River,River Yeo, Tone, River Axe, Cheddar Yeo,Panborough Drain, Glastonbury Millstream.
long term responses
Long term responses were that it would take a long time for people to move back into their houses and some buildings were so distraught that they had to be rebuilt.
Wind gusts: Up to 235 miles per hour.
Surge in sea level during the storm: 13 feet.
Caused alot of damage to the city and caused sink holes.
Storm strength: Equivalent of Category 5, the highest — and the strongest tropical cyclone to ever make landfall.
11 km/6.8 miles
Less than 50 miles northwest of Kathmandu
On Saturday, April 25, 2015 a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, just northwest of the capital of Kathmandu. It was the worst quake to strike the region in more than 80 years.
The area was hit with a second 7.3 magnitude quake just 17 days later, on May 12th another one hit in Nepal.
Date: 25th April 2015
Areas affected: Nepal, Bangladesh,India, China
Total Damage and for the cost of money that goes up to $10 billion. ( ab0out 50% of Nepals nominal.
Casualties: 8,857 dead in Nepal and 8,964 in total. Also 21,952 people injured in total. Unfortunately with this sudden earthquake happening this meant 3.5 million went homeless.
It had the magnitude of 8.8 on the Ritcher scale.
Severe earthquake in Chile occurred on the coast of Central Chile on Saturday 27th February at 3:04 local time.
Number of casualties: 525
Date: 27th February 2010