posted by freddie on .
Case study 1
Country:Japan, Date:17th Jan 1995,
Area:Kobe, Type of settlement:City,
Tectonic plates involved: Pacific plate and Eurasian plate, Richter Scale magnitude:7.3, Duration of earthquake:20 seconds, Estimate death toll:6500.
Case study 2
Country:Indian, Date:1st Sept 1993, Area:Maharashara, Type of settlement:Agricultural, Tectonic plate involved:Indian plate (centre),Ricter Scale magnitude:6.2-6.5, Duration of earthquake:30 seconds, Estimate death toll:5000 (half of the population)
My questions are write down most significant differences between the cases and most significant similarity between the cases.
My answers are:
differences = type of settlement, death toll, richter scale, country, different time of year.
similarity = duration of earthquake, both countries by oceans.
Please could you check this, also should I mention the plates although I am not sure what the answer would be.
For the tectonic plates, would it be that the quake in Japan occurred where two plates come together, while the Indian quake occurred in the middle of a plate?
thank you that would make sense, would you say the other answers are OK, in the difference or similarity.