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Haiti Earthquake Case Study

Type of hazard Earthquake
Plate Boundary North American and Caribbean plates, conservative
Date of event 12th January 2010
Location Haiti
Economic development LDC

Causes Magnitude 7 earthquake
Epicentre 16 miles west of PortauPrince
Shallow focus of 5 miles
Struck at 16:53]
EnriquilloPlantain Garden Fault had been…

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The UN created a $2 million fund to boost textile
The Senegalese offered land to Haitians who wanted to
$1.1billion raised by 23 charities but only 2% released
Other 80% of people live on $2 or less per day
0.25 doctors per 1,000 people
Adult literacy rate ­…


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