Location (Data) / Plate Movement / Predict, Prepar
12th May 2008, 2:30pm
Sichuan, Central China
7.9 Richter Scale (Lasted 4 minutes)
Collision Plate Margin - Indo Australian Plate collides with Eurasian ... Compression between them caused thousands of faults, one of the fault lines slipped and caused the Quake.
Earthquake Proof buildings - BUT only up to 7 on Richter Scale (Sichuan was 7.9)
Short term emergency planning - help survivors
Response / Facts & Figures / Why so devastating?
Army parachuted in and G.ment sent a text to warn everyone
Search and rescue teams - Troops had to walk in - roads were blocked - Even Planes / Trucks couldn't come
Red Cross and other charities helped - provided Food Parcels, Safe Water Supplies, Warm Quilts, Tents and Hygiene Items.
67,000 People killed
Over 5 million houses destroyed
COST - US $150 billion
NP// One Child Policy - Whole generation dead
Poor construction on houses and schools
Remote Area - Hard for people to get there and help
Even the after shocks were REALLY bad (6 on Richter Scale)