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Flashcards in LDC Earthquake (Sichuan, China) Deck (18):
1

When

12th May 2008 at 2:28pm

2

Plates

Indian Plate collided with the Eurasian Plate, along the Longmenshan fault line

3

Scale

7.9 on Richter Scale

4

Tremor lengths

120 seconds

5

Death toll initial and later

Initial- 8700
11 days later- 55,000
2 months later- 69,000 and 18,000 missing

6

Injured

374,000 injured

7

Homeless

At least 5 million, maybe up to 11 million

8

Buildings collapsed

80% of buildings collapsed
5 million

9

School

Juyuan school collapsed in Dujiangyan city which killed 900 pupils

10

Communications

Brought to a halt, no phones working in Wenchuan and roads blocked by landslides which also blocked some rivers

11

Cost

$75 million

12

Immediate response

- 20 helicopters were assigned to rescue
- Troops began parachuting in and some hiked on foot
- Large scale efforts were made to free trapped survivors from collapsed buildings
- Calls were made to increase production of tents

13

Tents needed

3.3 million

14

Help requested

14th May, China requested international help

15

Who helped

Japan, Russia and South Korea

16

Red Cross donations

£100 million in 2 weeks

17

Temporary homes

1 million built to house the homeless

18

Chinese government

Pledged $10 million rebuilding fund and banks wrote of debts owed by survivors who did not have insurance

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