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  • The Great Chilean Earthquake On Chile

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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

  • Causes And Effects Of The Great Chile Earthquake

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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

  • A Comparison and Contrast of Earthquake in Haiti and Chile in 2010

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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

  • 2010 Chile Earthquake Case Study

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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

  • Kleist And The Birth Of The Earthquake Analysis

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    Fortunate and merciful; yet brutal and poignant. Heinrich von Kleist’s The Earthquake in Chile (1807) was indeed a story of love, but also contained a definite twist of ferociousness. In Isak Winkel Holm’s “Earthquake in Haiti: Kleist and the Birth of Modern Disaster Discourse,” Holm portrays two different interpretations of Kleist’s story. He believes that the earthquake could mean the beginning of a siege of disaster or a merciful act for Josefa and Jeronimo’s love. The two analyses are different

  • The Country Of Chile Came Under The Rule Of Spain

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    The country of Chile came under the rule of Spain in the mid-16th century. In order to achieve its independence Chile came to the realization that it would need to control the sea, and that a naval squadron was a necessity in order to defeat Spain once and for all. Bernardo O’Higgins, one of Chile’s patriot leaders, is quoted as saying after a battle that “This triumph and a hundred more will be insignificant unless we control the sea” (Worcester 8).This realization of the importance of the sea is

  • Chile Essay

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    Introduction Chile is a republic located in southwestern South America. On the north side of Chile lies Peru, to the east is Bolivia and Argentina, and on the south Peru is bounded by the Pacific Ocean. The Archipelagoes Islands extend along the southern coast of Chile from Chiloé Island to Cape Horn. Among these islands are the Chonos Archipelago, Wellington Island, and the western portion of Tierra del Fuego. Some other islands that belong to Chile include the Juan Fernández Islands, Easter Island

  • Essay about Chile

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    Chile The country of Chile is located in western South America. The conditions vary with the mountains, deserts, and beaches. Climate The climate is one condition that may vary within different regions. The country extends a long distance from north to south. There is a lack of rainfall to the north. there the air is able to hold much of the moisture. Middle Chile has hot, dry summers and cool, moist winters. The temperatures aren't often extreme. The warmest month, January, averages

  • A Beautiful End of Rescue Operation

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    poverty, disease and natural disasters like tsunamis and earthquakes, the pictures of the amazing operation of rescue of 33 miners trapped in the copper and gold mine in Copiapo in San Hose, Chile will probably go down as this decade's best loved story. Chile is a country in South America where mining for solid mineral resources take place. Earlier in 2010 the nation, which had celebrated 200 years of independence, suffered a devastating earthquake. Not long afterwards on August 5, 2010 the nation was

  • American Politics During The Nixon Administration

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    Chile’s economy will be examined. In addition, this paper will provide an analysis on just who stood to gain the most from a regime change, the American people winning a war against communism, or the multinational corporations whose businesses in Chile could be potentially nationalized. This paper will also examine the interdepartamental differences and rifts inside the Nixon Administration itself, and help clarify whether or not these differences were based upon an ideological difference or because