Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Haitian Earthquake

There is a particular group of people that are morbidally interested in earthquakes and they are geography teachers.The first instinct when an earthquake announces is "oh good" followed swiftly by "how can this fit into what we are doing" followed by "oh those poor people"

After this a quick scan of the web locates information and resources that can be used. For instance yahoo provide this website explaining why Haiti is so vulnerable, an excellent case study for Yr13 essays. It is also an good example for the geology students as it is an excellent example of seismic gap theory - the plate had not moved for over 250 years and the pressure in the fault had not been released slowly leaving over a large and dramatic failure.

Heartless - yes a bit.

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