A Deadly Natural Disatser
What earthquakes are and more informaion about them.
Large Earthquakes in History
On March 27, 1964, at 5:36 p.m. a great earthquake of magnitude 9.2 occurred in Prince William Sound region of Alaska. The number of deaths from the earthquake totalled 131; 115 in Alaska and 16 in Oregon and California and costed over $311 billion in damage (today’s amount) which was surprising because the earthquake was so powerful, but this was due to low population in these ares. The earthquake also did not have a huge impact on the economy also due to low population. There are also some photos below from the earthquake.
Now for Chile's huge Earthquake of 1960. On May 22nd, 1960, at 7:11 p.m. an earthquake with a magnitude of 9.5 occurred 100 miles off the coast of Chile, parallel to the city of Valdivia. Near coast of Chile the magnitude 8.3. More than 2,000 killed, 3,000 injured and $550 million damage ($72,000,000 today) in Chile. It has been estimated that about 40% of the houses in Valdivia were destroyed, leaving 20,000 people homeless. There was a some impact on Chile's economy. It didn't export as much as they did and they were in debt for a little while. There are photos from the disatser below.
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