Haiti earthquake 2010

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  • Haiti earthquake 2010
    • Facts
      • Population 2 million
      • 52 aftershocks
      • poorest country western hemisphere
      • 86% living in slums
    • Physical causes
      • conservative plate boundary
      • North American and Caribbean plate
      • 7 magnitude
      • 13km focus
      • rated X on Mercalli scale
    • Secondary effects
      • Strong afterschocks
      • Haiti government crippled
      • food too expensive
      • police force crippled
    • Short term responses
      • Search teams struggled
      • us military took control of aiport
      • 1600 UN troops restore law
      • emergency surgeries established
      • water distributed
    • Long Term responses
      • $11.5 bin reconstruction package
      • farming sector reformed
      • hospitals, schools and homes built to 'life safe' standard
      • built away from high risk areas
      • economic activities moved away
    • Prediction
      • Paul Mann warned of earthquake in 2008
      • predicted from earthquake 200 years earlier
      • stress travelling in pattern
      • earthquake in 19 years
    • Emergency planning
      • Police station collapsed
      • Hospital collpased
      • No emergency planning
      • large scale devastation
    • primary effects
      • 25 000 dead
      • 50% buildings collapsed
      • liquefaction caused subsidence of foundations
      • port unusable
      • 1.5 million homeless
      • small tsunami killed 7

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