Geography links for the week ending the 26th April

A large, 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday 26th. It was a quite a shallow earthquake (near to the surface) which meant more of the force affected surface geology and buildings.

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This is a devastatingly large earthquake for a very poor country which lacks the infrastructure to deal with major hazards such as this. This is the link to the CIA world factbook page for Nepal. Think about how the lack of hospitals and services will hamper the relief effort.

Due to the geology of the area, landslides and liquefaction may have occires. Prof Dave Petley has a very informative blog post on the quake.

These are just some of the scenes of devastation
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Climbers and mountaineers who were on Everest looking to climb the world’s highest mountain have also been affected with at least 17 dead.

Year 12 – Very relevant BBC article and Channel 4 News clip

Very relevant for the rural rebranding work: an article about how the Eden Valley, around Penrith and the Borders, has many issues unique to its remote location that are just not addressed in a General Election.

A good piece from Paul Mason, Economics Editor at Channel 4 news, on the changes affecting jobs due to technology and Globalisation. It has Blackpool in!