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Chile Earthquake, 1960

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Tammy Lau

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Tammy Lau
Saru Chhetri Chile, May 22, 1960 Earthquake Location Work Cited Death Toll Damage Information Wikipedia
"1960 Valdivia Earthquake." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 05 Apr. 2013. Web. 05 May 2013.
"Historic Earthquakes." Historic Earthquakes. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 May 2013.
"World's Largest Recorded Earthquake." Largest Earthquake Recorded. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 May 2013.
Extreme Science
"Greatest Earthquake | Chile, South America, 1960." Greatest Earthquake | Chile, South America, 1960. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 May 2013. About 3,000 injured, 2,000,000 homeless
Resulted tsunamis affected southern Chile, Hawaii, Japan, Philippines, eastern New Zealand, southeast Australia, and Aleutian islands in Alaska
Puerto Saavadra was destroyed by waves Appro. 490-6,000 killed- mostly from tsunamis
61 deaths in Hawaii
138 deaths in Japan
32 deaths and some missing in Philippines Magnitude of 9.5 on the Moment Magnitude Scale USGS estimation Our estimation Also known as "The Great Chilean Earthquake" or the "1960 Valdivia Earthquake" A section of the Berkeley Short Period Seismogram. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/world/events/1960_05_22_seismogram.php Seismogram Epicenter Lumaco, Chile Tectonic Setting Subduction zone of Nazca Plate and the South American Plate on Peru-Chile Trench http://www.siosearch.org/?page_id=2 Source from Wikipedia Source from USGS Source from Wikipedia Source from Wikipedia, Geology.com, Extreme Science Source from Wikipedia, USGS, Geology.com Source from Wikipedia, USGS, Geology.com They are converging at a rate of about 3 1/2 inches a year Duration Unable to be found due to technological challenges back in 1960 Damage in Japan Damage in Hawaii http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/c1187/ Earthquake caused tsunamis http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/c1187/ Volcano Story Damage in Chile Queule, Chile, was overrun and washed away by the tsunami A parking meter lost its shape by waves José Argomedo survived the 1960 Chile earthquake, which he thought was a nuclear attack from the Soviet Union http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/c1187/ http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/c1187/ People gathered on a hillside when the first large wave hit the town (photos A- C). Almost 3 hours later, crowds stayed on this hillside when another wave arrived (D). Many houses in Maullín, Chile, withstood the magnitude 9.5 Chile earthquake of May 22, 1960. http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/c1187/ http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/c1187/ http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/c1187/ A series of earthquake Seismic Risk Monetary Cost U.S. $400 million - $800 million
( In 2011, 2.9 to 5.8 billion Source from USGS Source from Wikipedia Source from USGS Focal depth: 33 kms (20.5 miles). CHILE IS A DANGEROUS PLACE TO LIVE IN
They have had many large earthquakes
It isn't a rich country so it would be difficult for them to recover
It is on the Ring of Fire
A country along the coast; tsunamis often occur when earthquake strikes Foreshocks on May 21: Concepcion Earthquakes, bigger than M 7.0 - M 7.9
Main Earthquake on May 22
Aftershocks: M 7.0 or greater, through Nov. 1 Source from Wikipedia, Geology.com
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