Tag Archives: Economic impact

The Great Flood of 1931


In 1931 China’s three primary rivers, the Yangtze, Hwang, and Hwai, all flooded due to record rainstorms. The result was what is considered to be the most devastating water related disaster of the 20th century. 140,000 Chinese drowned, and 3.7 … Continue reading

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Earthquake Effects Japanese Automaker


To relate my major, supply chain management, to the catastrophe that struck Japan on March 11, 2011. The devastating 9.0-magnitude earthquake significantly affected one of the largest car manufacturers in the world, Nissan. Nissan announced that numerous production plants throughout … Continue reading

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Japan Tsunami “Splashes” Down on the Economy


On May 11, 2011, tragedy struck Japan as an 8.9 earthquake destroyed nearly everything in its path. The earthquake caused tsunamis that generated many waves as high as thirteen feet and one wave towered twenty-three feet high. The catastrophe was … Continue reading

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2011 Japanese Earthquake: Effects on economy


It was on Mar. 11th that the Japanese earthquake occurred in northeastern Japan with a magnitude of 9.0. The earthquake belongs to a subduction zone type, which is generated by the collision of Eurasian plate and Pacific plate. Today I … Continue reading

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Supply Chain Management: Earthquake in Japan effect on China’s product supply chain


Although the 9.0-magnitude earthquake in Japan occurred 3 weeks ago, its effect on the global product supply chain and especially China’s just starts to become larger and larger. According to the Camera Market Price Research by Hexu Technology, the Japanese … Continue reading

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Japan’s economic clean-up


Japanese companies are major exporters in the global market. When the disaster occurred on 3/11/2011, it was a scary sight for many importers and investors dealing with Japanese companies. An initial hypothesis may predict doom for many business people. Contrary … Continue reading

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Japan and the American Economy


The devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan recently has left the island nation in shambles, destroying homes and businesses alike. Japan’s economy is obviously reeling, but how does that affect the American economy? The jury is still out on … Continue reading

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Japan’s Recent Earthquake and Tsunami Devastates the People and the Economy


The earthquake and tsunami that recently struck Japan has caused substantial damage to its economy. This natural disaster has caused a huge sell off Asian stocks. With such a large crash in the stock market, The Bank of Japan has … Continue reading

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New Research Suggests Quartz May Be a Big Deal!!


A recent study conducted by Anthony Lowry [rvd: Utah State University] observing gravity, heat-flow measurements and the speed at which seismic waves travel suggests that quartz may be behind the formation and location of earth faults, mountains, valleys and plains. Lowry … Continue reading

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New Zealand Earthquake Has Californians Questioning


VIDEO SURVEILLANCE FOOTAGE OF EARTHQUAKE IN CHRISTCHURCH Because of the tremendous impact that the New Zealand earthquakes had on the country and the news media, citizens of California are now re-evaluating the way they’ve been building their buildings. In New … Continue reading

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My Storm Chaser Experience


I know we have a few weeks before we begin studying tornadoes, but I wanted to blog about this topic because it is the only natural disaster that I have encountered in my lifetime. When a series of tornados hit … Continue reading

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Airlines Sit and Watch the Euros Fly By


The ash cloud that came from the volcano in Iceland about a year ago had a huge economic impact on the whole world.  It shut down airlines for over a week and cost them about 130 million Euros per day. … Continue reading

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Cyclones of Madagascar


On February 14, 2011 the category 3 tropical cyclone known as Bingiza ravished through Madagascar with wind speeds up to 115 mph. This cyclone destroyed several houses and buildings in the northern part of the big island before making its … Continue reading

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Insurance Companies Feel Financial Burden of Earthquake


When a natural disaster hits, the financial and personal burdens can be extremely devastating. However those most affected by these disasters are the insurance companies who insure the properties that were damaged by disaster. In the aftermath of the recent earthquake … Continue reading

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Studying Abroad in a Gloomy Cloud of Ash


Last spring I ventured across the pond with a group of MSU students and professors to study abroad. Our destination was The Netherlands where we would evaluate Dairy Husbandry and Environmental Stewardship. As we counted down the days to departure … Continue reading

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Haiti Earthquake 2010


These two articles talk about the Earthquake in Haiti that was the biggest in terms of casualties in a long while. An important part was about more of the problems that were not as obvious as just the physical destruction of the massive … Continue reading

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Population of New Orleans falls 30% since Hurricane Katrina


The population of New Orleans LA, has dropped 30% since the 2000 census. A good amount of this was due to Hurricane Katrina, which hit the city in the summer of 2005. Before Katrina, New Orleans was famously an overwhelmingly … Continue reading

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Heat Waves and Food Delays


According to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2010 tied the record holder, 2005, for hottest year to date. Throughout the year 19 nations set record temperature highs. They also reported that 2010 was the wettest year on record. … Continue reading

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Building to save lives


Areas of the world that are prone to earthquakes like California, Chile and other places that lie on active faults need to be more educated about building structures and safer spots to build homes. In Haiti, about 250,000 deaths occurred … Continue reading

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Caribbean Paradise Flattened


On September 4, 2004, a tropical depression developed into a Tropical Storm, Hurricane Ivan, in the Atlantic Ocean 500 miles off the coast of Brazil. Hurricane Ivan ripped through the Caribbean and devastated many countries including the Cayman Islands. Tourism … Continue reading

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More flooding to Australia: Cyclone Yasi


As Australia is still dealing with flooding, more damage will be caused by Cyclone Yasi, which is expected to hit in the next few days. It has strengthened to a category 3 storm and is expected to reach a 4. … Continue reading

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Impact of Annual Floods on Botswana Safaris


Botswana faces annual floods between March and April in its Okavango Delta, which is located in northwestern Botswana. Savuti Marsh in Botswana is greatly affected by the yearly flooding. The marsh is all that is left of what was once … Continue reading

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Poll: Are you planning to blog for this class?


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