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Haiti (earthquake)

Date- Tuesday 12th January 2010

epicentre- 16 miles from the capital port-au-prince

focus- 5 miles deep

Magnitude- 7 

location- Transform fault

Cause- Caribbean and the North American plate moving past each other at different speeds. Pressure and stress builds up and is released causing an earthquake.

Primary effects- 316,000 killed…


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