What is it
The Great Chilean earthquake was the biggest
earthquake ever with a rating of 9.5 on the
Richter magnitude scale.The place that was
most affected wasValdivia.The earthquake
occurred on 22 of may, 1960 when it hit.The
resulting tsunamis and landslides affected
Japan, Hawaii, Southern Chile, the
Philippines, New Zealand, South East
Australia, the Aleutian Islands eastern New
How does this relate to
Lots of the rock had been eroded by gravity
when landslides occurred and rock was eroded
by tsunamis at the time they hit and after when
the water left . Rock was greatly weathered by
water both mechanically when tsunamis hit and
chemically because of all the salt water. Gravity
pulled rocks through cracks in roads when the
earthquake happened.This is tied in with the
rock cycle because now the rock is turned into
sediment by heat and pressure.
What caused it and what type
of plate boundary?
The Nazca plate was driving itself
deeper and deeper under the
South American plate for millions
and of years even before the first
humans even roamed the earth.
The type of plate boundary
involved was convergent meaning
one plate was going under
another meaning the Nazca plate
is much smaller than the South
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Map of Southern Chile showing the epicenter of the 22nd of May, 1960 earthquake. Earthquakes.
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Valdivia after the biggest earthquake ever recorded. The XO Dictionary. N.p., n.d.Web. 8 June
AValdivia street after the earthquake of 22 May 1960. Wikipedia. N.p., n.d.Web. 8 June 2014.