Haiti + Northridge Comparison

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    • Northridge, LA (17 Jan 1994)
      • 6.7 magnitude Earthquake on Richter scale
        • 600 Aftershocks
        • 11,000 landslides triggered
      • 57 Deaths, 10,000 injured, 1500 seriously injured
      • Over 20,000 instantly homeless
      • Result of the Conservative Pacific and North American Plate (San Andreas fault)
      • 12,500 buildings suffered moderate to serious damage
      • Several days after, 9,000 places without electric, 20,000 without gas and 48,500 without water
    • Haiti (12 Jan 2010)
      • 7.0 magnitude Earthquake on Richter scale
      • 295,000 dead, 4000+ died from cholera
      • Approx 1 million made homeless
      • Result of conservative Caribbean Plate and North American Plate
      • Over 180,000 homes damaged/ destroyed
      • Aid piled up at first in airport due to lack of trucks to transport

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