Earthquakes In The News 1

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Published on October 10, 2009

Author: davedavedave

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This powerpoint encourages students to compare the effects of earthquakes and tsunamis in LEDCs. It has a "reading photos" exercise as a main activity. It can also be used in combination with these two videos:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/newsnight/8285679.stm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hblSuDUIEI

Earthquakes in the news Recently, there was an earthquake in Sumatra in Indonesia (30 th September 2009) and a tsunami near Samoa (29 th September 2009). World map goes here

Earthquake An earthquake is a violent shaking of the Earth’s surface Earthquakes are caused by tectonic plates rubbing against each other Earthquakes can be very powerful over quite small area There is hardly any time to warn people about earthquakes Tsunami A tsunami is a large wave that can travel over long distances Tsunamis are caused by earthquakes at the bottom of the ocean Tsunamis are less powerful but affect a much bigger area There is sometimes enough time to warn people about tsunamis Earthquakes in the news

Earthquake

An earthquake is a violent shaking of the Earth’s surface

Earthquakes are caused by tectonic plates rubbing against each other

Earthquakes can be very powerful over quite small area

There is hardly any time to warn people about earthquakes

Tsunami

A tsunami is a large wave that can travel over long distances

Tsunamis are caused by earthquakes at the bottom of the ocean

Tsunamis are less powerful but affect a much bigger area

There is sometimes enough time to warn people about tsunamis

With your partner, look closely at the photos (use your Geography Goggles™) Answer these questions using FULL SENTENCES ... a. Do you think it is the Indonesian Earthquake or the Samoan Tsunami ? Why? b. What effects can you see in the photo? c. What do you think caused this to happen? How ? Earthquakes in the news

With your partner, look closely at the photos (use your Geography Goggles™)

Answer these questions using FULL SENTENCES ...

a. Do you think it is the Indonesian Earthquake or the Samoan Tsunami ? Why?

b. What effects can you see in the photo?

c. What do you think caused this to happen? How ?

Indonesia

Indonesia

Samoa

Indonesia

Indonesia

Samoa

Samoa

Samoa

Indonesia

Samoa

Indonesia

Samoa

Were the two earthquakes linked? http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/newsnight/8285679.stm

And finally... Which event killed more people? Why? What would you do it you heard a tsunami was coming? How would you change your lifestyle if you lived in an earthquake zone?

Which event killed more people? Why?

What would you do it you heard a tsunami was coming?

How would you change your lifestyle if you lived in an earthquake zone?

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