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When was the Haiti Earthquake?

12th June 2010

1

Which orate boundaries caused the Haiti earthquake?

North America and California plate (conservative)

2

What was the earthquake on the Richter scale?

7.0

3

Where was the epicentre?

25km away from capital (Port-au-Prince)

4

How deep was the focus?

13km (shallow)

5

How many people died?

222,000

6

How many people displaced from there homes?

1.1 million

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What were the primary effects of the earthquake?

-deaths
-over 300,000 injured
-people displaced from homes
-over 90,000 homes destroyed
-roads, hospitals, schools, telephone lines, electrical systems destroyed

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What were the secondary effects of the earthquake?

-fires
-disease spread (due to poor living conditions)
-small, local tsunami

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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

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What were the long term responses?

-vast areas need to be rebuilt from scratch
-G7 countries wrote of Haiti's debt
-attempt to forbid buildings from high risk areas

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