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Haiti Earthquake Disaster




Tuesday afternoon, January 12th, the worst earthquake in 200 years - 7.0 in
magnitude - struck less than ten miles from the Caribbean city of
Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The initial quake was later followed by twelve
aftershocks greater than magnitude 5.0. Structures of all kinds were damaged
or…

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Effects


The earthquake was so unprepared for therefore lots of people were killed,
families lost, people not knowing where loved ones are and wondering if there
alive or not as they could be trapped under rubble and their relatives not
knowing. Which leaves people with long term to overcome after…

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people also a early warning system would be needed, however all this would
cost a lot but in the long term it would work out cheaper as when another
earthquake strikes it there wouldn't be as much damage so would end up
cheaper and there would be less devastation.

The…

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Cause

The Haiti earthquake occurred at a fault that runs right through Haiti and is
situated along the boundary between the Caribbean and North American
plates These two plates constantly creep past one another, about 0.8 inches a
year, with the Caribbean plate moving eastward with respect to the North…

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Comparison with Kobe

The difference between them is that Haiti is a LEDC and Kobe is a MEDC
making surviving a earthquake even harder for Haiti as they don't have the
high tech abilities to warn them about the quakes also they don't have the
money to buy high technology,…

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