The Earthquake in Chile

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  • Essay On Chile Earthquake

    The Great Chilean Earthquake The Great Chilean Earthquake, also known or called the 1960 Valdivia Earthquake, was the most devastating and destructive earthquake ever recorded in the twentieth century. It happened in the afternoon, around 5pm UTC time, and only lasted a short ten to fifteen minutes. This earthquake was the cause of the afterwards Tsunami, which affected many areas around the globe, such as; Southern Chile, Hawaii, Japan, the Philippines, Eastern New Zealand, South-East Australia and the Aleutian Islands. When and where did the earthquake hit? The devastation hit the people of Chile at 5:00pm UTC time on the 22nd of May 1960. People located anywhere in Chile between Talca and the Chiloe Island (400,000+ square kilometers)…

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  • Chile Earthquake Essay

    and at a rate of 6.6 centimeters per year making the area one of the most active convergent margins on earth, typically experiencing a Mw > 8 earthquake every 10 – 20 years (Moscoso,, 2011). Notable quakes in recent history include the 1960 Mw = 9.5 Valdivia earthquake which was the largest ever recorded, and quakes occurring in 1985 [Mw = 8.0], 1939 [7.8], 1928 [8.0], 1906, and 1835 which was documented by Darwin (Moscoso, Figure 2: Locking Degree in 2010 rupture area (Moreno,,…

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  • Essay On Earthquake In Chile

    the 27th of February, 325 kilometres southwest of Santiago at 3:34 am an 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck offshore central Chile leaving 122 aftershocks of magnitude 5.0 or greater which is The intense trembling lasted for around three minutes causing large-scale damage and affected approximately 80% of the population and leaving over a million without a home. Coastal Chile is well known for having deadly earthquakes, with a series of thirteen earthquakes 7.0 magnitude or higher since 1973. Many…

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  • Essay On Earthquakes In Chile

    NATURAL DISASTERS The frequencies of earthquakes are high in Chile. Recently on November 7 2015, an earthquake of a magnitude 6.8 struck north central Chile, causing buildings and properties to sway in the capital of Santiago. Due to the expertise of the government in handling earthquakes, there was no casualty. On February 27, 2010, Chile experienced the most severe earthquake of a magnitude of 8.8. This earthquake has caused a loss of US$2 billion and has affected the tourism industry…

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  • Chile Earthquake Research Paper

    Maule Earthquake One of the largest Earthquakes in the world occurred on February 27, 2010. This Earthquake, known as the Maule Earthquake, took place on the offshore of Bio-Bio Chile with a magnitude of 8.8 (“Aftershocks of Chilean Earthquake”). Even with all the damage and destruction caused by the earthquake, the offshore of Bio-Bio, Chile was in for more destruction by the tsunami that shortly followed Maule Earthquake. As a result, Chile was impacted by the earthquake politically,…

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  • Analysis Of Mark Twain And Jack London's San Francisco Earthquake

    Francisco Earthquakes Earthquakes are devastating tremors that cause serious damage. Mark Twain and Jack London describe two earthquakes they witnessed in San Francisco. In Mark Twain’s essay, he uses a satirical and humorous approach when describing human reaction towards the sudden earthquake, through a first point of view, and carefully chosen descriptive words. Jack London, on the other hand, focuses mainly on the effects the earthquake had on the city. He uses a defeated tone,…

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  • Magnified Earthquakes In Haiti

    In the year 2010, two magnified earthquakes had happened in the west hemisphere. When people lamented about the death of friends and families, the differences in casualties and collapse between these two earthquakes raise people’s awareness. In January, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake stroked Haiti, causing 220,000 people died. In contrast, a magnitude 8.8 earthquake which released 500 times more energy than Haiti’s, rattled Chile but only causes 525 people to die. When seeking the answers to the…

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  • Reflective Essay: Why I Love Chile

    Spanish knowledge, is equalized by my growth in everyday comprehension and communication. As it is with everywhere in the world, there are some places in Chile that are breathtaking, while other places are simply shocking. Today (Saturday Jan, 21) I took a bike tour of a vineyard. There were Australians, Lithuanians, Canadians, other United States citizens, and French citizens. An entire day filled with…

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  • Seismology: Earth's Tectonic Phenomenon Patterns

    For my “specialty,” I had seismology. Seismology is the branch of geology that studies earthquake behaviors. In this case, I had to deal with earthquakes and the movement of Earth’s tectonic plates. My plan was to look at where the map had different elevation patterns, so I can differentiate them into groups. I found 3 different categories, and identified them as Type 1, Type 2, and Type 3. My first category is a blue (X) to represent the boundaries outside the Pacific, South American, and…

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  • 1960 Valdivia Earthquake

    An earthquake is the phenomenon that a huge energy suddenly released and appeared in the Earth’s crust when two moved plates slip past one another. The earthquakes usually happen in the convergent boundaries, divergent boundaries and transform boundaries. In the three kinds of boundaries, the convergent boundary often produces the largest magnitude earthquakes. Because when the two plates collide strongly in the convergent boundary, the extreme pressure and the great friction will appear. So the…

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