Measuring magnitude of 7.0 on the Richter scale
Caribbean Island of Haiti
Epicentre near Leogane near haitis capital
By Jan 24 nearly 52 aftershocks measuring 4.2 or greater.
3.5 million people lived where the moderate to heavy damage occurred
Estimated number of 230000 people died and 300000 people injured
1 million people made homeless out of a population of 10
Why did it occur?