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    Chile suffers from natural disasters, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic activity. This is because Chile is in the “Ring of Fire” which is where many pieces of the earth, called tectonic plates, rub together causing earthquakes, volcanic activity, and tsunamis, which are a product of earthquakes. Chile has had to change and adapt to these deadly events for many years. They have become more advanced in ways to endure these natural disasters. Chile has adapted to the presence of natural disasters

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    Earthquakes throughout the world have devastated certain areas of the world, some places more than others. One area of the world that has been absolutely devastated by many earthquakes throughout time is the South American country, Chile. While there have been many very substantial earthquakes in Chile, one stands out most, The Great Chilean Earthquake. On May 22, 1960, The Great Chilean Earthquake hit Chile. This is the largest earthquake ever recorded with a magnitude of 9.5 out of 10.0. It absolutely

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    The Valdivia Earthquake occurred on the 22nd of May 1960 in Valdivia, Chile. It is the most powerful earthquake ever recorded with a magnitude of 9.5. The earthquake resulted in many natural disasters not only in other parts of Chile but in other countries as well. A sequence of strong earthquakes hit the country of Chile between 21st of May and the 6th of June with first recording was the Conception Earthquake with a magnitude of 8.1 on the Richter scale. Then the most powerful of them, the Valdivia

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    (May 22, 1960, Valdivia, Chile, Magnitude 9.2) The largest earthquake ever recorded was in Chile in 1960 and it was recorded at a magnitude 9.2. It’s said that 1,655 people were found dead and over 3,000 were injured. Two million citizens were left homeless after this natural disaster. ( March 27, 1964, Prince William sound,Alaska,Magnitude 9.2) The Gulf of Alaska was devastated by the Prince William Sound earthquake that of the 131 people killed during the earthquake, 119 died in the tsunami. Most

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    naturally and causes harm to humans or other things we care about, while a Geomorphic hazard is that originating from the lithosphere including, volcanic eruption, earthquake and tsunamis. An earthquake is a sudden violent shaking of the ground, typically showing great destruction. This report will focus on the Great Chilean earthquake. I will report and examine the causes, details, effects including, social, environmental and economical. I will also examine what has been done to prepare, prevent

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    1960 Valdivia earthquake Introduction On the 21 May, 1960 a huge earthquake struck Valdivia, Chile. This earthquake had a magnitude of 9.5 leaving families broke. There was an estimation of about 5,000 people killed 2,000 left homeless and 3,000 people injured. Body Paragraph 1 The Valdivia earthquake triggered a massive tsunami that raced across the Pacific. Waves wrecked coastal communities as far away as New Zealand, Japan, and the Philippines. In Hawaii, the tsunami devastated the coastal

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    1960, the first tremor of a series hits Valdivia, Chile. By the time they end, the quakes and their aftereffects kill 5,000 people and leave another 2 million homeless. Registering a magnitude of 7.6, the first earthquake was powerful and killed several people. It turned out to be only a foreshock, however, to one of the most powerful tremors ever recorded. 3:11 p.m. the following afternoon, an 8.5-magnitude quake rocked southern Chile. The epicenter of this tremendous shaking was just off the

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    becomes too great to bear by the crust in the future, the crust will snap or slip causing earthquakes. As a type of geophysical hazard, earthquakes are inevitable for mankind living on the Earth, which destroy tremendous buildings, and take human life away. However, influences of earthquakes can be reduced if people take appropriate actions. This report provide an overview of two earthquakes that happened in

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    world’s largest earthquake struck southern Chile, Hawaii, Japan,the Philippines, eastern New Zealand, southeast Australia, and the Aleutian Islands in Alaska.due to how widespread the earthquake and following tsunami was, the death toll is still unknown. This earthquake was a megathrust earthquake, which was a result of the release of stress between the Nazca Plate and the South American Plate, on the Peru–Chile Trench. The focus was relatively shallow at 33 km, considering that earthquakes in northern

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    Earthquake Case History: 2010 Mw = 8.8 Mega-thrust Earthquake, Maule, Chile 5/2/13 By Travis Eddy 1. Introduction In early 2010 central south Chile experienced a Mw = 8.8 earthquake and large tsunami waves that devastated areas on the Chilean Pacific coast, nearby offshore islands, and areas near the epicenter. In addition to the tsunami, the earthquake had many other geological consequences including aftershocks, terrestrial and submarine land-sliding, elevation changes, and a gravity

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