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Massive earthquake strikes Chile


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Massive earthquake strikes Chile

  1. 1. Massive earthquake strikes Chile Article #1
  2. 2. Massive earthquake damage. <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  3. 3. many countries sustains damage from tsunami. <ul><li>  In French Polynesia waves 1.8 m high swept ashore, but there were not damage. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>In Hawaii, Tahiti and NZ, residents in coastal areas were warmed to move to higher ground.  </li></ul>
  4. 4. the  biggest to hit Chile in 50 years <ul><li>the earthquake struck at 115 km north east of the city of Concepcion and 325 km south west of the capital Santiago. </li></ul><ul><li>many people dead in the regions of Santiago,O'Higgins, Biobio, </li></ul><ul><li>Araucania and Valparaiso.  </li></ul><ul><li>And A major bridge at Concepcion had collapsed into the Biobio river. so rescue teams are difficult to reach Concepcion. </li></ul>
  5. 5. After shock damage. <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Many of Chile's news websites and radio stations are not accessible. </li></ul>
  6. 6.   people who lost the home. <ul><li>many people had left their homes, determined to spend the rest of the night outside. </li></ul>
  7. 7. seismology <ul><li>Chile is highly vulnerable to earthquake as it is situated on Pacific </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; Ring of Fire&quot; ,on the edge of the pacific and south American plates </li></ul>
  8. 8. summary <ul><li>Chile is earthquake prone ares. so the country have to prepare to earthquake resistant building and try to protect life line. </li></ul>