Hazardous Earth Sichuan Earthquake Case Study

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  • Sichuan
    • 2008
    • Population  = 87.26 million
    • GDP per capita = $2,545
    • HDI 0.777
    • 7 on Richter scale
    • 15,000,000 people affected
      • 87,150 killed
      • 374,000+ injured
    • 5 million buildings collapsed
    • 4.8,000,000 homeless
    • Most areas affected were fertile farming lands
      • 78% of families engaged in agriculture
      • Main crops of rice, wheat, rapeseedand corn

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