Natural Hazards 5

CASE STUDY- CHILE EARTHQUAKE 27TH FEB 2010

PRIMARY EFFECTS: (the immediate impacts)

  • Around 500 people killed and 12,000 people injured- in total 800,000 people affected.
  • 220,000 homes, 4500 schools, 53 ports, 56 hospitals and other public buildings destroyed.
  • Port of Talcahuanao and Santiago airport badly damaged
  • Much of Chile lost power, water supplies and communications
  • Cost of earthquake estimated at US$30 billion

SECONDARY EFFECTS: ( happen later on):

  • 1500km of roads damaged, mainly by landslides- remote communities cut off for many days
  • Several coastal towns devastated by tsunami waves
  • Several pacific countries struck by tsunamis- warnings prevented loss

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Natural Hazards 5

CASE STUDY- CHILE EARTHQUAKE 27TH FEB 2010

PRIMARY EFFECTS: (the immediate impacts)

  • Around 500 people killed and 12,000 people injured- in total 800,000 people affected.
  • 220,000 homes, 4500 schools, 53 ports, 56 hospitals and other public buildings destroyed.
  • Port of Talcahuanao and Santiago airport badly damaged
  • Much of Chile lost power, water supplies and communications
  • Cost of earthquake estimated at US$30 billion

SECONDARY EFFECTS: ( happen later on):

  • 1500km of roads damaged, mainly by landslides- remote communities cut off for many days
  • Several coastal towns devastated by tsunami waves
  • Several pacific countries struck by tsunamis- warnings prevented loss

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