The 2010 Chile Earthquake

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The 2010 Chile Earthquake
The chosen natural disaster is the 2010 Chile earthquake. This earthquake occurred in the
Maule
Region of Chile’s coastal area on February 27, 2010 at 03:34 local time. The magnitude of the earthquake was 8.8 on the moment magnitude scale. The consequences of this disaster were devastating for the area and the country: “796 people have died, roughly 2 million people have been affected and 500,000 homes have been damaged” (“Chile quake”, 2010). The earthquake was “caused by the rupture of two underwater
crustal
plates. The rapture accrued along the along the same fault line” (
Paperny
, A14) that caused the biggest quake ever recorded that killed almost 2,000 people in 1960. The 2010 Chile quake was followed by a...
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..... 2010. Web. 3 Dec. 2010.
“Chile quake: 796 dead, 2
mln
affected, 500K homes damaged." International Business Times - US ed. 3 Mar. 2010. CPI.Q (Canadian Periodicals). Web. 4 Dec. 2010
Paperny
, Anna
Mehler
. "'Everything is destroyed' in Chilean coastal town." Globe & Mail [Toronto, Canada] 1 Mar. 2010: A14. CPI.Q (Canadian Periodicals). Web. 4 Dec. 2010.
Paperny
, Anna
Mehler
, and Eva Salinas. "Chaos follows 8.8-magnitude quake in Chile." Globe & Mail [Toronto, Canada] 28 Feb. 2010: A8. CPI.Q (Canadian Periodicals). Web. 3 Dec. 2010.
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Maule
Chile - M 8.8 – PAGER”. 27 Feb. 2010. Web. 2 Dec. 2010.