Case Study of Earthquakes LEDC - Sichuan, China

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The Facts

  • Happened on 12th May 2008
  • Magnitude 7.9
  • Epicentre 50 miles away from the 7.6 million person megacity.
  • The earthquake occured along the Lonmenshan fault, a thrust structure along the border of the Indo-Australian plate and Eurasian Plate.
  • 70,000 people died.
  • 400,000 were injured.
  • 5 million were


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