haiti earthquake 2010

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  • Haiti - LDC Earthquake
    • Where
      • Conservative plate boundary
        • Caribbean plate and Pacific plate
        • Strike - slip fault
      • Tectonically active region
      • Caribbean island
    • Jan 12 2010  8 Mercalli, 7.3 Richter s.
      • epicenter 20km from capital
      • 316.000 dead
        • population 10 million
      • 1 million homeless
      • 3 million affected
      • shanty town constructed outside capital
      • port too damaged to bring in supplies
      • possibly started a fault system
      • aid efforts hampered by blockages
      • prison destroyed and prisoners escaped forming hatian government
      • Mass graves - disease hub
    • june 2010
      • 1.6 million in relief camps
      • $1.1bn aid collected
        • enough for $37,000 per family
        • 2% released
      • humanitairian response appears paralysed as even now living in a state of emergency
    • responses
      • water purification tablets issues
      • $1.1bn aid collected
        • enough for $37,000 per family
        • 2% released
    • secondary effects
      • malnutrition
      • homeless
      • fires
      • lack of power
      • dehydration
      • afterschocks

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