sichuan earthquake may 2008

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  • sichuan-Earthquake may 2008
    • info and nature
      • south east china
      • 7.9 magnitude
      • worst earthquake since 1976
      • 12 may 2008
      • stresses caused from crustal movement from the high tibetan plateau and converging with the strong crust underlying the sichuan basin
    • impacts
      • felt in taiwan,thailand, vietnam and bangladesh
      • 70,000 deaths
      • 18,000 missing people
      • 375000 people inhured
      • 15million people evacuated
      • 5 million homeless
      • town of beichuan almost completely destroyed
      • $86bn economic loss
    • responses
      • sent 80,000 troops to assist  rescue efforts
        • some were parachuted in to remote areas
      • explosives used to divert water flow from neraby lake
      • $13.6 bn to the relief fund by chinese government

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