The Earthquake in Chile

Decent Essays
Improved Essays
Superior Essays
Great Essays
Brilliant Essays
    Page 1 of 7 - About 63 Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Earthquake In Chile

    • 272 Words
    • 2 Pages

    Disaster can be defined as a sudden event such as flooding’s, road accidents or natural catastrophe that cause loss of life or great damage. Earthquake is the seismic event where the earth surface shakes.On 16th September 2015 an 8.4 Richter scale hit Chilean city of Coquimbo. Where two hundred boats were destroyed and thirteen people died, the 8.4 Richter scale earthquake was the strongest earthquake to hit Chile this year. Another earthquake hit .while another earthquake hit central Nepal on 25th April 205 midday local time In Chile, the emergency management effort was effective since only thirteen people died during the calamity.this was because the Chilean government together with the neighbouring countries responded immediately and were…

    • 272 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Essay On Chile Earthquake

    • 721 Words
    • 3 Pages

    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…

    • 721 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Decent Essays

    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…

    • 444 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Great Essays

    Chile Earthquake Essay

    • 2708 Words
    • 11 Pages

    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, et.al., 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, et.al.,…

    • 2708 Words
    • 11 Pages
    Great Essays
  • Decent Essays

    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…

    • 464 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    I propose that my group builds an earthquake-safe structure in Chile. If you look at the history of earthquakes in Chile you may notice that there are several 7.0+ magnitude quakes. This is including one with a magnitude of 9.5 on May 22, 1960, this earthquake holds the record for the worst magnitude earthquake in the history of the world. With this type history, an earthquake safe structure would be a welcome thing in Chile. As Chileans build homes and buildings they often use shoddy materials,…

    • 362 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Improved Essays

    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,…

    • 815 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Chile earthquake happened on February 27th, 2010 at 3:34 in the morning. It was a tremendous earthquake of magnitude 8.8, which lasted about 90 seconds. The epicenter was located southeast of the nearest city in the region of the Maule. It affected the Chilean Coast, and it was mainly hit on the offshore regions of Maule. It was mainly hit on the borderlines of Nazca and South American tectonic plates. (CNN) Since 1960 earthquake, this earthquake was reported as one of the second biggest and…

    • 1017 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Decent Essays

    c. 1. A whopping 8.3 earthquake lasting several minuets occurred in Chile on Wednesday. Only once a year are quakes of this size seen out of one and a half million quakes a year. Because Chile has a history of earthquakes this has made specialists keep an eye on seismic activity, enabling them to equip buildings to better uphold in the tremors. Although this massive earthquake damage toll could have been much more overwhelming, for its size it was not. Nonetheless, maintenance and cleanup…

    • 336 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Great Essays

    Earthquake in Illapel During my time in Chile, I lived through my first major earthquake, avoided death and lived to tell the story. I experienced firsthand the trauma of living through one of mother nature’s most dangerous catastrophes. The earthquake showed just how unpredictable life is and how it should be cherished intensely every single day. Why was I in Chile? I was there serving a mission for my church, where I was able to teach people every day about Christ, serve in any way…

    • 1816 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Great Essays
  • Previous
    Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7