The Relationship between Vulnerability and Natural Hazards By jack Boylan


Natural Hazard


2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and Tsunami

Peak magnitude of 9.3 MMS

Lasted for around 10 minutes

Focus at a depth of 30km

Outcome of the 2004 Tsunami:

160,000 deaths, affected over 500,000 people, and caused $4,451,600,000 US of damage

2011 Tōhoku earthquake and Tsunami

Peak magnitude of 9.1 MMS

lasted for 6 minutes

Focus at a depth of 29km

Outcome of the 2011 Tsunami:

19,000 casualties, affecting over 360,000 people and causing in the region of $210,000,000,000 US worth of damage

What's the relationship between vulnerability and a natural hazard ?

What differences were there in the disasters?

Any Questions ?


Created with images by NASA Goddard Photo and Video - "Hurricane Katrina Arrives" • aitoff - "danger cliff edge" • Sparkle Motion - "Volcanic eruption in Holuhraun - Iceland" • hansol - "tsunami" • DFAT photo library - "Reconstruction amid the ruins in banda Aceh after the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. Indonesia 2005. Photo: AusAID" • Trocaire - "Pic Noel Gavin/Allpix" • Everlong Design - "Japan disaster poster" • CECAR - Climate and Ecosystems Change Adaptation R - "Earthquake and Tsunami Japan" • DFAT photo library - "jog_31_may_001[1]" • Got Credit - "Education Key" • James Cridland - "Crowd" • Imahinasyon Photography - "Hiroshima City" • TooFarNorth - "tsunami sign" • TooFarNorth - "warning" • Ikusuki - "Tsunami"

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