Outline a geographical issue, and suggest appropriate strategies for its management (10 marks)
Please write your essay plan for this. Focus on earthquakes for the moment, with particular reference to Haiti. Plan must include detail, as when you write this essay, I will be expecting to see you back up your arguments with strong examples
Mark scheme should be up later….!
The scheme would see three sections of the river uncovered revealing a 14th Century medieval bridge.
Peter Rowlinson, from the council, said: “The public spaces in the town centre all relate to the river which has been lost as a feature, so it reconnects with the origins of the town centre.”
The Environment Agency said removing the culvert would also reduce the risk of flooding.
How the Chilean government is embracing technology to mitigate against the effects of earthquakes
This is a good example to show how a country whose population is extremely vulnerable to powerful earthquakes are trying to reduce the severity of primary impacts, which ultimately have a large knock on effect socially, and economically. After a hazard has struck, impacts are often exacerbated by the failure of communication networks. This prevents further warning messages and advice being passed on (it is often the aftershocks which cause the buildings to finally collapse!), and help being sent to where it is needed.
Guatemala has evacuated thousands of people after the Fuego volcano started spewing ash and lava. Volcanologists said powerful eruptions were catapulting burning rocks as high as 1,000m (3,280ft) above the crater and lava was flowing down its slopes.
Local residents reported how the roaring of the volcano shook windows and roofs in nearby villages.
Experts say the eruption of the Fuego, 50km (31 miles) south-west of Guatemala City, is the biggest since 1999.