Plate Tectonics and Associated Hazards The Sichuan Earthquake, 2008 - very detailed with pictures

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Plate Tectonics and Associated Hazards
The Sichuan Earthquake, 2008
Epicentre: The epicentre was 80 kilometres (50 mi) westnorthwest of Chengdu, the
capital of Sichuan
Focal depth: 19 km (12
mi).
When: 12 May, 2008
Time: 2:28:01 pm
Length: 120 seconds
Magnitude: 7.88
Plate boundaries: The IndoAustralian plate is moving northwards into the Eurasian plate

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Aftershocks: as of 17th June 2008, more than 12,600 aftershocks had been recorded.
Including a 5.…read more

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Priority given to building 4 million new homes and creating 1 million new jobs and
constructing highquality buildings that are earthquake proof
Chinese government committed £800million to strengthening the 2600 schools that
remained standing
Reconstruction plan included 169 new hospitals and 4,500 new primary schools
Welfare programmes have been expanded to help 1.…read more

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