Haiti Earthquake, 2010

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  • Haiti Earthquake 2010
    • About
      • 7.0 magnitude on Richter Scale
      • 12th January 2010, 16:53 local time
      • Focus was 13km below the surface (shallow), Epicentre 16km SW of Port-Au-Prince
      • Haiti is north of the Caribbean Plate on a transform boundary with the North American Plate
      • Approx 3 million in slums
    • Effects (as of Feb 12th)
      • Estimated 3 million people affected by the quake
      • Over 230,000 identified dead, 300,000 injured
      • Over 1 million homeless
      • The airport was badly damaged and the port unusable
      • Deaths were preventable if seen to a doctor, but severe shortage
      • 180,000+ homes damaged/ destroyed
    • Relief and Reconstruction
      • UK Public donated £107 million, £380m altogether
      • 720,000 given clean water
      • Provided free healthcare to 39,000 people
      • 1.8 million reached DEC funded aid
      • 100,000+ provided with shelter

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