Earthquake Case Studies - Chile 2010 vs. Nepal 2015

Earthquake Case Studies - Chile 2010 vs. Nepal 2015

Chile 2010 General Information -

  • Destructive Plate Margin (Magnitude 8.8)
  • Plates - Nazca plate (oceanic) and South American plate (continental)
  • Epicentre located along coast of South America
  • Date - 27th February 2010

Primary Impacts -

  • 500 people killed, 12000 injured and 800k people were affected
  • +200k homes destroyed, +50 hospitals destroyed
  • Power lost (powerlines destroyed), water supplies were limited (broken water pipes)
  • Earthquake caused $30 billion in damaged structures

Secondary Impacts -

  • Tsunamis and landslides caused blocking off communities and roads

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