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Haiti's Earthquake ­> January 2010

Basic Facts
Magnitude = 7.0
Worst in the area for 200 years
Epicentre was 25km west of the capital
52 aftershocks = 4.5 +
Estimated 230,000 dead, 300,000 injured & 1 million homeless
Poorest country in the western hemisphere

Causes
Haiti lies of a conservative…

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Japanese Earthquake 11th

March 2011

Basic Facts
Made of 3 main islands in the Pacific
Magnitude = 9.0

Causes
Between the Eurasian and Pacific plates there is a destructive plate margin.
The oceanic pacific plate was sub ducted underneath the continental Eurasian
plate, however the pressure built up and the…

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