Sichuan Earthquake

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When was the earthquake?
12th May 2008
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What was the magnitude of the earthquake?
7.9
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Why were people vulnerable?
poor construction of infrastructure
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What plates were involved?
Indo-Austrialism and Eurasian
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What happened with the two plates?
Indo-Austrailism plate pushing against the Eurasian plate
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At what rate a year did the two plates moved?
5cm
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How many people died?
9,000
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How many people were injured?
375,000
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How many people were made homeless?
5 million
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How many buildings collapsed?
5.4 million
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How many schoolchildren died?
10,000
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Where did a landslide kill 700 people?
Qingchuan
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What was the secondary effect on landslides creating 34 temporary barrier lakes?
They caused the water levels to rise, threatening to beach the temporary earth dam so authorise evacuated 250,000 people
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What was the response described as?
Swift and decisive
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How much money went to strengthening schools?
$1.3 billion
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How many homes were built?
4 million
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How many jobs did this create?
1 million
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Reconstruction plan?
169 new hospitals and 4500 primary schools
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860,000 apartments built?
True
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How many people did the welfare programmes help?
1.4 million people in poverty
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Total bill:
$150 billion
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Did it become evident that the rush for economic growth, meant that safety had been ignored?
YES
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