Recent geological event

Recent geological event - Alex Hilliard Geology 100 Stacey...

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Alex Hilliard Geology 100 Stacey Corrie Geological Current Event South American Cities Moved by Chile’s Earthquake The devastating earthquake that has been said to be the most important enormous earthquake to ever be studied has caused cities to be moved up to ten feet toward the west. This article interested me because of the fact that cities were moved by an earthquake. I realize how much damage an earthquake can do to a region, but I just never thought of cities actually being moved so far. Ten feet may not seem far to walk or anything but I think that it is a huge deal for a city to be moved up to ten feet. Across the continent of the earthquakes epicenter, in Buenos Aires, the area was moved about one inch. Then also the capital of Chile, Santiago, moved almost one foot. The epicenter of the earthquake was located in an area that is part of the ring of fire. There have been aftershocks of the earthquake that have been 6.0 magnitude and even bigger since the tragic event occurred. A research team used a GPS to compare the
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This note was uploaded on 03/07/2012 for the course GEOS 100 taught by Professor Sammatson during the Spring '12 term at Boise State.

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