Case study of Earthquakes in Ecuador and New Zealand

Geography assignment

In this essay, I have taken the case studies of the earthquake that occurred in Ecuador which is LEDC and New Zealand which is MEDC.

The Ecuador earthquake occurred on April 16, 2016 at 18:58:37 with a magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter scale and a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). The earthquake struck the coast of Ecuador approximately 27 km (17 mi) south-southeast of Muisne, in the province of Esmeraldas, at a depth of 20.6 km (12.8 mi). The areas affected along with Ecuador were Colombia and Peru. There were 1,034 aftershocks until 07:50, April 28. The foreshocks experienced before the earthquake were measured to be in the magnitude of 4.8 on the ...

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and victims. Those who survived got by as best they can, putting up tents and collecting basic supplies furnished by the government. It was reported that the tourist city, Pedernales, on the pacific coast was the most affected. A five story building was damaged along with many collapsed roads. In order to support Ecuador economically and financially, the government of The United States Of America sent a lot of humanitarian and technical aid which was almost worth 5.45 million dollars.

The New Zealand earthquake occurred on Tuesday, February 22 at 12:51 PM with a lower yet strong magnitude of 6.3 on the Richter scale. The earthquake’s epicenter was near Lyttelton, just 10 km southeast of Christchurch’s central business district. It occurred nearly six months after the 4 September 2010 earthquake. Although not as powerful as the magnitude 7.1 earthquake on 4 September 2010, this earthquake occurred on a shallow fault line that was close to the city, so the shaking was ...

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Added: 11/7/2017 12:50:40 PM
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