Sep 16

Coastal Erosion – What to do?

For a coastal nation fixated on home ownership, coastal erosion represents a problem. Large parts of the country were built in the wrong place, under the assumption the land would stay put. For most of the areas likely to be hit by rising seas, there are decades to prepare before the water starts lapping at their door.

There’s no such luck in Granity, Ngakawau and Hector on the West Coast of the South Island.

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2018 was like no other – coastal erosion is getting worse.

Check out this internal and resources at this link

Thanks for these resources Sarah

There is an article on this topic on Sunday TV1 (7 October 2018) – check it out.

Sep 16

A map journal … Haiti Earthquake 2010

Check this out!

On the 12 January 2010 an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale struck Haiti. The epicentre was just 25 km west of the capital Port-au-Prince and the focus was only 13km below the surface. The city and the surrounding area ( up to 56 km SW of the capital) were affected by strong aftershocks ( up to 5.9 on the Richter scale & only 9 Km in depth). In total around 75% of the population were affected, about 230,000 were killed, 250,000 were injured and around a million people were made homeless.
This resource is excellent for those of you looking at EQs at Level 1.
Thanks Zandra.