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Chapter 1- Notes Deadliest event in 2004- Indian Ocean tsunami Deadliest event in 2005- Pakistan earthquake Major reasons for the high death rate of earthquakes is: quality of construction materials and workmanship. Costliest natural disaster in history- 2005 Hurricane Katrina The worst damages happened because levies broke and water reached over 1km inland. Yearly trend in great natural disasters is UP. The biggest killers from 1947-1980 were hurricanes and earthquakes. Where humans are concentrated- disasters kill many more people during each high-energy event. Suicide rates may increase after a natural disaster. After a natural disaster people move from inward-directed concerns to outward- directed concerns. Personal priorities may be set aside and sympathy and empathy tend to take over. There are economic losses- destruction of buildings, bridges, roads, power-generation plants, and transmission systems for electricity, natural gas and water add up to a huge dollar cost. There is a loss in productivity and wages when places of work are destroyed.
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2008 for the course EAS 1220 taught by Professor Brown during the Fall '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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