GEOL 106 - LEC 14

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Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
GEOL 106

Readings From Textbook - Chapter 2 Earthquakes Jan 17, 2011 -Brazilian Mudslides claim 610 lives -Flooding continues in Australia Due to our ecologic footprint we are considered unsustainable Resource : Something that is useful to us Hazard : Something which may cause harm to people ( death. injury. property damage ) Important Note : After a hazard event there are both LOSES and GAINS - Some people lose and some people gain Like a storm. Construction workers are getting paid. Losses physical damage to property Stress inconvenience post recovery illness Direct Indirect Donated Act Gain of Business Gains (Just know gain, loses , things like that) Earthquake in haiti. The quake may have cracked rock but it also allowing gas or oil to temporarily seep towards the surface. When does a (Hazard event) - Become a disaster? - Become a catastrophe? What factors distinguish a hazard event from a disaster from a catastrophe? - Size of area affected - # of deaths ( population density ) - # of injuries ( population density ) - Amount of property damage - Cost to fix and time it takes to do that - Length of event - Where it happens - Society's Reaction Profs Response - Extent of human loss of life - Extent of human injury - Extent of $ loss due to property damage - Group versus individual - Reconstruction time - Societal reaction Why is distinction important ( is it a catastrophe or disaster? ) a) government / world aid b) historic
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