1960 Chile Earthquake Research Paper

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Trevor Palmer 4/30/14 5th Period 1960 Chilean & Japanese Tsunami Natural disasters can happen at any moment, ranging from the most deadly to just minor natural disaster, but on this day in May of 1960 something happened that will never be forgotten. They say it was the largest earthquake that ever happened off the coast of Chile and because of that a tsunami happened also. According to the Natural Disaster Organization “the earthquake hit at 7:11 pm approximately 100 miles off the coast of Chile”. The shock of the earthquake had a large magnitude of at most 9.5, this goes without saying that there were warnings of this going to happen the day before. The deadly earthquake caused a large amount of damage and death in the country and in the pacific coastal areas. Also the tsunami that took place afterwards was the result of this earthquake, which is said to be the largest earthquake that ever happened. According to the Chilean government they estimated around 2,000,000 people were…show more content…
I couldn’t find the official amount of money that was needed for the damage in Japan, but what was for sure was it was over a $1 million. What made everything worse just to end things off was the that two days later the volcano named “ Cordon- Caulle” in Los Lagos that erupted after 40 years of inactivity, so 1960 was just not the year for most countries but especially Chile. MLA Citations: * "Chile Earthquake of 1960." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d. Web. 01 May 2014. * "Introduction." Surviving A Tsunami—Lessons from Chile, Hawaii, and Japan. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 May 2014. * "Historic Earthquakes." Historic Earthquakes. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 May 2014. * "Tsunami Speed Calculator." High Accuracy Calculation for Life or Science. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 May

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