Massive earthquake strikes chile s1180193 Shunsuke Baba
Chile earthquakeThe Chile earthquake occurred in 1960. Thisearthquake occurred in Chile that was on theopposite side of Japan. However,The quakedamage was received in Japan. Of course,there was damage also in the Pacific Oceanother than Japan. The scale of theearthquake is assumed to be magnitude 9.5.
Damage in JapanThe damage of the tsunami due to theearthquake was large in Japan. This tsunamiwas named a Chile earthquake tsunami. Thetsunami of 10m reached in the maximum inIwate. The dying number of people isassumed to be hundreds of people.
A masive eartquakeThe 8.8 quake caused widespreaddamage, destroying buildings, bridgesand roads in many areas. Electricity,water and phone lines were cut. Hawaiilater lifted its tsunami warning afterwaves measuring just under 1m (3ft)high struck but caused no damage.
AftershocksIn Santiago, where at least 13 peoplewere killed, several buildings collapsed- including a car park where dozens ofcars were smashed.A fire at a chemicalplant in the outskirts of the capitalforced the evacuation of theneighbourhood.Ms Bachelet declared a"state of catastrophe" in affected areasand appealed for calm.
Local populaceOther residents of Chillan and Curico saidcommunications were down but running waterwas still available.Many of Chiles news websitesand radio stations are still not accessible. InWashington, President Barack Obama said theUS had aid resources in position to deployshould the Chilean government ask for help.
United States Geological SurveyThe US Geological Survey (USGS) said theearthquake struck at a depth of about 35km. It alsorecorded at least eight aftershocks, the largest of 6.9magnitude at 0801 GMT. The USGS said tsunamieffects had been observed at Valparaiso, west ofSantiago, with a wave height of 1.69m above normalsea level.
ConclusionThus, the Chile earthquake did the PacificOcean large damage. This earthquake is madethe maximum earthquake in the history of theseismic observation. It is clear that the rangewhere damage reached is very wide.