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Haiti earthquake of 2010

Haiti earthquake of 2010, large-scale earthquake that occurred January 12, 2010, on the West Indian island of Hispaniola comprising the countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Most severely affected was Haiti, occupying the western third of the island. An exact death toll proved elusive in the ensuing chaos. The official Haitian government count was more than 300,000, but other…

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Haiti Earthquake: Facts, Damage, Effects on Economy

The 2010 Earthquake Caused Lasting Damage  Rosena Favecal, earthquake survivor, at the Red Cross medical observation tent inside General Hospital on February 8, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Photo by Kim Badawi/Getty Images A 7.3 magnitude earthquake ravaged Haiti on January 12, 2010. More than 230,000 people were killed. Another 300,000 were injured. More than 600,000…

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Haiti Earthquake Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, which struck January 12, 2010. The earthquake measured 7.0 magnitude. ■ The Toll: 220,000–316,000: estimates of the death toll vary 300,000: number of injured 1.5 million: people initially displaced 55,107: displaced people remain as of September 2016 3,978: number of schools damaged or destroyed by the earthquake ■ Response in Dollars: $13.34 billion: aid allocated…

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Could the earthquake in Haiti have been a man-made disaster?

New research confirms that extreme weather and deforestation can cause earthquakes.   Photo: Marco Dormino/Wiki Commons If you ever doubted that human action was capable of profoundly effecting the Earth’s ecology, consider this: Scientists now believe that our mismanagement of the environment is quite literally causing the Earth to shake.   New research has confirmed…

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Six months after the Haiti earthquake, what progress?

Six months after the 7.0 Haiti earthquake caused one of the worst humanitarian disasters in modern times, the worse-case scenarios have been avoided. Yet tens of thousands still live in camps. PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI; AND MEXICO CITY — At 4:53 p.m., exactly six months ago today, Haiti was ravaged by a 7.0 earthquake that killed more than 230,000 people,…

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Why Haiti’s quake was so devastating

  The green line south of Port-au-Prince shows the fault line where the 7.0-magnitude quake was centred. The epicentre was 10 kilometres beneath the surface. (U.S. Geological Survey)     Tuesday’s earthquake in Haiti was especially destructive because its epicentre was close to a major city and its hypocentre, or focal point, was close to the Earth’s surface, says a Canadian…

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