Massive earthquake in Chile s1180212 Taisuke Kasai
The outline of this earthquake● In 27, February, 2010, a massive earthquake happened in Chile.● Because of it, many people died, buildings, roads and bridges broke, and water and phone lines were cut off.● And it caused tall tsunamis. They reached not only Chile and the surrounding area but also Hawaii, Tahiti and New Zealand.● Earthquakes happened after the massive earthquake. The earthquakes less than the massive earthquake but they were strong shakes.
About the massive earthquake in Chile itself● The massive earthquake in Chile registered a magnitude of 8.8 on the Richter scale.● It struck at 06:34 GMT, 115km north-east of the city of Concepcion and 325km south-west of the capital Santiago.● The massive earthquake caused not only the directly damage but also the big tsunami and the aftershock.
The tsunami caused by the earthquake● The tsunami hit several Pacific countries, Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, and so coastal areas.● In French Polynesia waves were 6ft waves and washed down the some coastal areas.● Hawai tsunami warning comes it after 1m (6ft) waves struck Hawaii. Fortunately, its damage is nothing.
About the things after the earthquake● The only afthetshocks killed at least 13 people by several broken buildings demolition debris and cars parking in them falling.● A fire happened at a chemical plant in the outskirts of the capital.● The damage to Santiago international airports terminal caused close them for at learst 72 hours.
About the information of the earthquake at that time● One of Chielan away 100km from epicicenter told Chillan television the shaking there lasted about two minute.● Other resitdents of Chilean and Curico said comunications were down but running water was still available.● In that time, Chiles information sources were not be able to be accessed.
About the US reaction against the earthquake● President Barack Obama said the US had resources to help the Chilean goverment when it asked to help.● The US Geological Suvey said the earthquake struck at a depth of about 35km, the lagest aftershock in eight is 6.9 magnitude at 08:01 GMT, and tsunami effects were in Valparaiso, west of Santiago and so on.
Finally, in my feelings● The massive earthquake in Chile is one of most dangerous earthquakes but it is less dangerous than the Tohoku earthquake.● Because, the Chile earhquake caused shakes, tsunami, and aftershock. The Tohoku earthquake caused not only them but also the nuclear plants accident.● But I understand the Chile earthquake not including a nuclear plants accident is enough to danger.