comparing two earthquakes

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  • Port-au-Prince Haiti, 2010
    • Magnitude 7.0 focus: 13 km deep on conservative plate boundary   Epicentre- 25 km from Port-au-Prince (Population 2.5 million)
    • Primary social effects:316,000 people died and 300,000 were injured. 1 million people were made homeless
    • Primary economic effects: Many houses collapsed instantly as were poorly built. The port, communication links and major roads were damaged beyond repair.
    • Secondary social impacts: a cholera outbreak killed 8,000 people. 1 million people remained displaced.
    • secondary economic impacts:The port was destroyed, and clothing factories were damaged


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