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.

Stop Disasters Game

This website has games for each type of extreme natural event(from wildfires to earthquakes).  It is a bit like the computer game civilisation/settlers.  You have certain things you need to build, you can also protect your city/area by adding warning systems and building schools/community centres to provide education, you can make your current buildings more resistant to your ENE by upgrading them, or remove at risk buildings.  And of course you only have a certain budget to make changes with…….


THanks Heather Roberts (SCC) for sharing this website with us all.

“In the wake of the quake” Kaikoura article, NZ Geographic (Jan – Feb 2017)

The NZ Geographic magazine (issue 143 January – February 2017) has an article “In the wake of the quake” It details the seven faults that ruptured in the Kaikoura earthquake, including a great map / image showing the faults and towns. Also refers to the use of drone technology to survey the area post quake and effects on the natural landscape. A link to the article In the Wake of the Quake The article can be accessed through the EPIC database if your library has access to it. The article is probably best used as a teacher resource.

Level 1 ENE practice paper


Thanks so much for the practice papers. I have a question about the L1ENE paper. Your paper asks the students to name the 2 case studies that they have studied. Am i correct in thinking that the students do not have to have 2 case studies? My students have looked at the Indian Ocean tsunami which is the same event which affected several places. We have also studied the Japanese tsunami but for those students who are really only going to get an achieved, I suggest to them that they focus on the Indian Ocean but make sure that they give examples from lots of different countries. Am I right here,

or do they have to do 2 seperate studies?


It’s been a busy weekend for Extreme Natural Events

An earthquake in Kaikoura, a terrible volcanic eruption in Chile and a disastrous earthquake in Nepal.

Maybe it’s time yo update your ENE case study?

Here are some weblinks for you.

Chile volcanic eruption





Nepal earthquake