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Earthquake top list [autosaved]

  1. 1.  The earthquake was so powerful because it was a megathrust.  Megathrust earthquakes occur at subduction zones at convergent boundaries  The plates build up and become locked together.  The release of this strain is called a mega thrust earthquake•KILLED MORE THAN 2,000 PEOPLE•CAUSED MORE THAN $550 MILLIONIN DAMAGE•LEFT 2,000,000 HOMELESS•MAGNITUDE OF 9.5 •MANY EARTHQUAKES OF•KNOWN AS THE GREATESTEARTHQUAKE OF ALL TIME MAGNITUDE 9.0 OR HIGHER ARE MEGATHRUST.
  2. 2.  The movement of the Pacific plate causes the compression and warping of the Alaska crust.  After hundreds of years this tension is relieved by the sudden movement of a portion of coastal Alaska as it Had a magnitude of 9.2 moves back over the Was a megathrust subducting Pacific plate earthquake. About $350 million in damages. The seismic waves traveled around the earth for days.
  3. 3.  The earthquake was caused by the release of tension from that developed from the Indian plate subducting the Burma plate.  The earthquake was the longest duration ever observed, going from 8-10 minutes. A 9.1 Magnitude, undersea megathrust earthquake Killed about 230,000 people Caused tsunamis with waves up to 30 meters high. Left 1.7 million homeless. In 2005 another earthquake struck the region of magnitude 8.7
  4. 4.  The structures of the buildings were unable to withstand earthquakes  The earthquake caused massive landslides Killed more than  Land 500 miles wide 830,000 people was wiped out A 8.0 magnitude earthquake.
  5. 5.  The earthquake was caused by strike-slip motion between the Caribbean and North American plate.  Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere, having structures unable to withstand earthquakes Earthquake was 7.0 magnitude 316,000 people were killed 1.3 million people were displaced.
  6. 6.  The earthquake took place in many resident’s sleep, making The earthquake had a people scramble. magnitude of 7.8.  The 7.1 aftershock left many in Estimated 240,000 killed. the rubble.  Residents did not pay to The earthquake took suspicious signs which include about 14 to 16 seconds, in (1 thousand chicken refusing many people’s sleep. to eat, gas beginning to spout In the afternoon, an out of the water well and reportedly, fireballs and loud aftershock of 7.1 occurred. noises.
  7. 7.  Tsunamis destroyed many of Japan’s major ports. Caused $235 billion in  Dams ruptured, causing damages flooding. 9.0 magnitude.  A 220,00 barrel oil refinery Tsunamis with waves up to was set on fire. 40.5 meters.  The Fukushima nuclear power Was a megathrust earthquake plant went through a hydrogen explosion.
  8. 8.  Overconfidence in the in the ability in the to withstand earthquake backfired. Earthquake had a magnitude of 7.2.  Earthquake happened 5,200 deaths in a populated city Caused $100 billion in damage 150,000 buildings ruined  Unprepared Struck the big city of Kobe
  9. 9.  8.0 magnitude Cause $75 billion Killed 70,000 people