Earthquake in Indonesia

  1. What physical processes caused this destruction
  • Earthquake “7.5 magnitude”
  • Liquefaction in the soil
    • This causes the soil to act like a liquid and whole building shifted and were destroyed
  • Water pressure build up within the soil causing it to lose most of its strength and wipe buildings from existence
  • Tsunami

  1. What were the impacts of the sociosphere.
  • Killed at least 1407 people significantly reducing its population
  • Missing family members, un-found people
  • Left people desperate and without homes
  • Causes people significant trauma and maybe post traumatic stress.
  • People flea from town to get away from the mess and the memories that it caused
  • Roads washed out limiting ability to find aid and look for possible remaining survivors.