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Haicheng Earthquake. Jordan Lazo February 22, 2011 Science Project Presentation. Contents. Haicheng The Earthquake Location Timeline Aftermath Questions. Haicheng. Haicheng is a city in china near the coast of the gulf of Chihli Haicheng had 1,130,000

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Haicheng earthquake

Haicheng Earthquake

Jordan Lazo

February 22, 2011

Science Project Presentation


Contents

Contents

  • Haicheng

  • The Earthquake

  • Location

  • Timeline

  • Aftermath

  • Questions


Haicheng

Haicheng

  • Haicheng is a city in china near the coast of the gulf of Chihli

  • Haicheng had 1,130,000

    residents Haicheng has an area of

    2,734 square kilometers


The earthquake

The Earthquake

  • The Haicheng earthquake happened on February 4th 1975

  • This earthquake measured 7.0 on the rector scale

  • The predictions for this earthquake were the most accurate in history

  • The earthquake was caused by a transform boundary


Location

Location

  • Haicheng’s exact location is 122° North and 40° West

  • Haicheng is in

    the Liaoning

    province

  • Haicheng is on

    the Eurasian

    plate


Timeline

Timeline

Liaoning province identified with high seismic risk

1970

Long term warning sent out to the population

1972

Anomalies in short term water levels

1973

Flurry of small earthquakes and thousands of reports of strange animal behavior

1974

Chinese Government predicts pending larger seismic event and called for the evacuation of the city

1975

7.3 earthquake strikes Haicheng and surrounding areas

2/4/1975


Aftermath

Aftermath

  • After the Haicheng earthquake there were 2,041 deaths and 27,538 injuries

  • If no prediction had been made the injuries and deaths would have exceeded to 150,000

  • An estimated 90% of all buildings were destroyed in Haicheng


Questions

Questions


References

References

  • Carayannis G. (2008), The Earthquake of February 4, 1975 in Haicheng, China, Retrieved from http://www.drgeorgepc.com/Earthquake1975ChinaHaicheng.html

  • Lin J. (2004), Earthshaking events: new research on land and sea reinvigorates hopes of forecasting where earthquakes are likely to occur, Retrieved from http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_hb3324/is_2_42/ai_n29137992/

  • Shou Z. (1999), The Haicheng Earthquake and Its Prediction, Retrieved from http://www.earthquakesignals.com/zhonghao296/A010720.html


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