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1

Rich and poor parts of the world are...

Affected differently.

2

How might responses to an earthquake be different in different parts of the world?

Wealthiness of the country.

3

Where did an earthquake occur in a rich part of the world?

L'Aquila, Italy

4

When did the L'Aquila earthquake take place?

6th April, 2009.

5

What was the size of the L'Aquila earthquake on the richter scale?

6.3.

6

What was the cause of the L'Aquila earthquake?

Movement along a crack in the plate at a destructive plate boundary.

7

What was the preparation for the L'Aquila earthquake?

Laws on construction standards.
Civil Protection Department.

8

Some modern buildings in Italy...

Hadn't been built to withstand earthquakes.

9

What does the Italian Civil Protection Department do?

Trains volunteers to help with things like rescue operations.

10

What were the primary effects from the L'Aquila earthquake?
Name 6

290 deaths.
Hundreds injured.
Thousands of buildings damaged/destroyed.
Thousands of people made homeless.
Bridge collapsed.
Water pipe broken.

11

Most people died from the L'Aquila earthquake due to?

Collapsing buildings.

12

What bridge collapsed from L'Aquila earthquake?

Bridge near the town of Fossa.

13

Where did a water pipe break from the L'Aquila earthquake?

Near the town of Paganica.

14

What were the secondary effects from the L'Aquila earthquake?
Name 3

Aftershocks.
Fires.
Landslide.

15

What did the aftershocks do after the L'Aquila earthquake?

Hampered rescue efforts .
Caused more damage.

16

What caused a landslide during the L'Aquila earthquake?

Broken water pipe.
Near the town of paganica.

17

What were the immediate responses from the L'Aquila earthquake?
Name 5

Camps set up.
Ambulances/fire engines/army.
Cranes/diggers.
International teams.
Money provided.

18

The camps set up after the L'Aquila earthquake were for? What did they include?

Homeless people.
Water, food, medical care.

19

What were the ambulances, fire engines and army sent to do after the L'Aquila earthquake?

Sent to rescue survivors.

20

What did the cranes and diggers do after the L'Aquila earthquake?

Remove rubble.

21

International teams with rescue dogs did what after the L'Aquila earthquake?

Sent to look for survivors.

22

Money was provided by who after the L'Aquila earthquake?

Government.

23

What was the money provided for after the L'Aquila earthquake?

Pay for rent

24

Gas and electricity bills were...

Suspended.

25

What were the long-term responses after the L'Aquila earthquake?
Name 2

Italian Prime Minister promised to build new towns.
Investigation going on.

26

The Italian Prime Minister promised to build new towns to replace what?

L'Aquila as the capital of the area.

27

What was the investigation about, after the L'Aquila earthquake happened?

Why the modern buildings weren't built to withstand earthquakes,

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