Chile Earthquake 2015

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  • Chile - Earthquake
    • When?
      • 16th September 2015
      • Duration of 3 mins
    • Why?
      • Chile runs along the boundary between the NAZCA and S.AMERICANplates
        • These plates mover at 8 cm per year
        • Pressure built up at a THRUST FAULT
          • At a CONVERGENT PLATE MARGIN
    • EFFECTS
      • MOST EFFECTED AREAS
        • Illapel
        • Santiago
        • Coquimbo
        • Valparaiso
      • 1 million evacuated
      • 14 people died
      • Electricity & water cut off
      • School closures
      • Operations suspended at two major COPPER MINES
        • CODELCO
        • UK based ANTOFAGASTA
    • WHY SUCH A SMALL DEATH TOLL?
      • Epicentre 47km off coast
      • Government evacuated everyone before the TSUNAMI hit
      • Good infrastructure in Illapel
    • Mag: 8.3

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