Haiti Earthquake Case Study

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  • Haiti Earthquake
    • Causes
      • The Earthquake was caused by the North American plate sliding past the Caribbean plate.
      • The epicentre was 16 miles West of Port-au-Prince and a shallow focus of 5 miles.
    • Effects
      • 316,000 people killed
      • 1,000,000 made homeless
      • 50+ Hospitals, 1,300+ schools and the airport's control tower were badly damaged
      • The main prison was destroyed and 4,000 inmates escaped
    • Key Facts
      • Location: Haiti is a small island located in the caribbean
      • Magnitude: 7
      • The Earthquake struck on the 12th of January 2010
    • Responses    LT: Long term ST: Short term
      • ST: $100 million in aid given by the USA and $330 million by the European Union
      • 115,000 tents and 1,000,000+ tarpaulin shelters provided


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