2010 Chilean Earthquake By: Matt Boles
Chile is a primarily Spanish speaking country and is 88 percent white and non-indigenous. 9.1 percent Mapuche, Aymara is .7 percent. Chile in particular the west coast of Chile closer to the Nazca plate has historically been a seismically active area, Chile was unlucky to host the largest earthquake in recorded history in 1960 a 9.5 magnitude earthquake struck the region destroying everything in its path. Since then buildings in Chile improved and are some of the best when it comes to resisting earthquakes.
In the coming months people were questioning what went wrong in informing the public about the coming tsunami and poorly organized evacuation techniques that were responsible for most of the deaths at the hands of the tsunami.