Flashcards in Geography- case study-DW- earthquake LEDC- Haiti Deck (11)
When was the Haiti Earthquake?
12th June 2010
Which orate boundaries caused the Haiti earthquake?
North America and California plate (conservative)
What was the earthquake on the Richter scale?
Where was the epicentre?
25km away from capital (Port-au-Prince)
How deep was the focus?
How many people died?
How many people displaced from there homes?
What were the primary effects of the earthquake?
-over 300,000 injured
-people displaced from homes
-over 90,000 homes destroyed
-roads, hospitals, schools, telephone lines, electrical systems destroyed
What were the secondary effects of the earthquake?
-disease spread (due to poor living conditions)
-small, local tsunami
What were the short term responses?
-International aid teams arrived with food, water and medical supplies
-people dig for survivors
-people grieve for loved ones
-23,000 tents supplied