Sichuan, China 2008

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Case Study LEDC- Sichuan China 2008

*Sichuan, China 2008

Key Fact File

Date: 12 May 2008                                 *province in China (southern China)                      

Time: 2.28pm local time                               

Plate boundary: convergent/ collision            

Location: Sichuan, China, Wenchuan            

Magnitude (Richter scale reading): 7.9         

Deaths: 69,180                                       

Injuries: 374,159                                        

Missing: 17,420 ---> common LEDC problem due to remote areas

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Case Study LEDC- Sichuan China 2008 2

Homes destoryed: 5.46 million

Homes damaged: 21 million

Schools destroyed: 7,000

Other key facts:

  • Earthquake lasted for 2 minutes
  • 15 million people relocated
  • 2 chemical factories destroyed, spilling 80 tons of toxic liquid ammonia
  • 1300 water treatment works destroyed---> lack of clean water... waterbourne diseases like cholera, typhoid.
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