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Park's model - relief

The port in Port-au-Prince was so baldy damaged that emergency supplies could not be brought in, this was caused by liquefaction.

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Park's model - reconstruction:

Must be based on cost-effective engineering which is simple for all possible hazards. (USGS)

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Magnitude

7.0M

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Level of vulnerability

80% of education provided by poor quality private schools, more than 70% live on less than 2 dollars per day, 20% of population not educated in P-a-P, 86% of P-a-P live in slums.
Epicentre only 15 miles from P-a-P

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Capacity of the population to cope

Very low - poorly educated population, poorly built buildings...

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Speed of onset

A few seconds

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Duration

Less than a minute.

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Areal extent

Port au Prince.

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Source USGS

National EQ info centre, world data centre for seismology, Denver.

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Source - 'Haiti's killer earthquake'

Channel 4 documentary, 12th Jan 2010. It is reliable as it is presented by university professor - Roger Bilham, professor of geological sciences at the University of Colorado.

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What made it a disaster?

316,000 dead, 300,000 injured, 1.3m displaced, 97,294 houses destroyed. (USGS)