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  • 1. Massive earthquake strikes Chile Article #1
  • 2. Massive earthquake damage.
    • A massive earthquake has hit center Chile and killed at least  214 people and caused widespread damage, destroying building,and roads in many areas. Electricity, water and phone lines were cut.
  • 3. many countries sustains damage from tsunami.
    •   In French Polynesia waves 1.8 m high swept ashore, but there were not damage.
    • In Hawaii, Tahiti and NZ, residents in coastal areas were warmed to move to higher ground. 
  • 4. the  biggest to hit Chile in 50 years
    • the earthquake struck at 115 km north east of the city of Concepcion and 325 km south west of the capital Santiago.
    • many people dead in the regions of Santiago,O'Higgins, Biobio,
    • Araucania and Valparaiso. 
    • And A major bridge at Concepcion had collapsed into the Biobio river. so rescue teams are difficult to reach Concepcion.
  • 5. After shock damage.
    • In Santiago, where at least 13 people were killed, several building collapsed including a car park where dozens of cars were smashed.A fire at a chemical plant in outskirts of the capital forced the evacuation of the neighbourhood.
    • Many of Chile's news websites and radio stations are not accessible.
  • 6.   people who lost the home.
    • many people had left their homes, determined to spend the rest of the night outside.
  • 7. seismology
    • Chile is highly vulnerable to earthquake as it is situated on Pacific
    • " Ring of Fire" ,on the edge of the pacific and south American plates
  • 8. summary
    • Chile is earthquake prone ares. so the country have to prepare to earthquake resistant building and try to protect life line.