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When?

27th February 2010

Where?

Chile,South America (GDP 46 out of 227)


34 km underground


115 km from Concepcion

Why?

Nazca and South American plate sank at a destructive plate boundary.


8.8 on Richter scale.

What were the primary effects?

500 killed.


12,000 injured.


500,000 homes damaged.


Roads+bridges destroyed.


Talka's hospital destroyed.


Santiago's airport damaged.

What were the secondary effects?

Lost power,water+communications.


Caused tsunami.


Chemical plant in Santiago set fire-area evacuated.


Copper mines (crucial to economy) damaged.

What were the short term responses to the earthquake?

President asked for rapid analysis+help.


Route 5-North to South temporarily fixed the same day.


10 days later, 90% of homes had power+water.


National telethon raised $60 million.


Emergency shelters built for homeless with the money.

What were the long term responses to the earthquake?

1 month later-housing reconstruction plan by government to help 196,000 homes.


Strong economy-no need for foreign aid.


Copper reserve income paid for reconstruction.

What planning was there for earthquakes?

Government had set responsibilities in case of a disaster.


After 1960-buildings earthquake proofed.


Anti-disaster drills.


Taught to "Drop,cover and hold."