Comparing Earthquakes

Topics: Earthquake, Plate tectonics, Richter magnitude scale Pages: 4 (926 words) Published: January 19, 2013
This exercise should allow you to compare the effects of quakes on countries at different levels of development and to then try and suggest reasons for any differences or similarities you find. | |MEDC – Kobe, Japan |LEDC – Kashmir, Pakistan | |Location |Kobe is located 32 kilometres west of Osaka on the |The epicentre is Muzzafarabad the capital of Pakistan | | |Japanese island of Honshu. It has a population of 1.5 |administered region of Kashmir, 80km north of Islamabad.| | |million and is one of the largest and busiest ports in | | | |Japan. Kobe is an important centre for commerce, | | | |tourism, shipbuilding, and for manufacturing steel, | | | |rubber, and textiles. | | |Date |17th January 1995 |8th October 2005 | |Time |5:46am |8:50am | |Magnitude |7.2 on the Richter scale |7.6 on the Richter scale | |Cost | | | |No of Deaths |Over 5000 people died |79,000 people died...
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