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  • Sichuan - China 2008
    • General info
      • 7.9 on Richter scale
      • tremors also felt it India and Russia
      • happened along the Longmen Shan fault
    • Social effects
      • 70,000 dead
      • 370,000 injured
      • 5-11 million homeless
      • 7000 schools collapsed
      • 5million buildings collapsed
      • roads destroyed by landslides
    • economic impacts
      • 80% of buildings collapsed in rural areas, due to poor building stanards
      • highly vulnerable due to very populated area
      • effective lines of communication broken
    • Environmental impacts
      • huge landslides caused
      • quake lakes were formed
      • train carrying 13 petrol tanks derailed and caught fire
    • Management
      • reconstruction project to build about 5 million houses
      • banks wrote off a lot of debt
      • government gave mothers about $8800 in exchange for silence of the matter

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