EFFECTS TO THE EARTHQUAKES IN CHILE AND NEPAL (Nepal (Primary effects…
EFFECTS TO THE EARTHQUAKES IN CHILE AND NEPAL
The GDP of Nepal is very low compared to the UK.Nepal is 109th out of 193 countries whereas the UK is 6th out of 193 countries this means that neaps would struggle to prepare for events like this and it does not have the money to invest in better structural designs or repair the destroyed infrastructure wheras the uk in this situation would be better off at being able to afford the infrastructure repair bills.
where it happened (location)
The epicenter was roughly 80km (50 miles) to the north west of Nepals capital Kathmandu
half of shops were destroyed thus food supplies were affected
The main airports had become congested as lots of aid had arrived
Hospitals became overwhelmed
7000 schools destroyed
1,400,000 people needed food water and shelter for a weeks after the earthquake.
all basic amenities were affected these were Water supplies,electrify,sanitation and communications were effected.
3,000,000 people were left homeless
Deaths = 9000 and 20,000 injury's this had effected over 8 million people that is 1/3 of Nepal's population.
The total estimated cost of damage was over US$5 Billion
Ground shaking triggered landslides and avalanches blocking roads and preventing relief efforts
Another avalanche in Langtang region caused 250 people to go missing
Avalanches affected Mount Everest causing the Death of 19 climbers
A landslide in one of the main rivers that was 90 miles from the west of the capital Kathmandu which caused people to evacuate because there was risk of floods
However the earthquake happend on land so that would not trigger a tsunami
Chile compared compared to Nepal would be able to deal with the earthquake and damage caused by it because even though they are still not one of the richest countries they have a much higher GDP 38th out of 193 countries to Nepal with a GDP of being 109th out of 193 countries.
several Pacific countries struck by tsunami
Several coastal towns were devastated by tsunami waves
1500 km of road was damaged mainly by landslides also many remote communities were shut of for days.
A fire at a chemical pl,ant near Santiago meant that the area had to be evacuated.
The location of the earthquake that hit Chile was off the west coast that triggered the tsunami it was caused by the Nazca plate and the south american plate
220,000 Homes ,4500 schools,53 ports and 56 hospitals and many other public buildings destroyed
port of Talcahuanao and Santiago airport badly damaged
12,000 injured and 800,000 affected
Much of Chile lost power,water supplies and communications
500 people killed
The cost of the earthquake was estimated at US$30 Billion