Haiti EQ 2010

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  • Created by: Megan
  • Created on: 31-05-15 11:23
  • North American plate sliding past Caribbean plate - conservative margin
  • Magnitude - 7.0 (moment magnitude scale)
  • Epicentre 25km west of Port-au-Prince
  • Shallow quake - focus - 13km - deeper quakes would dissipate before surface
  • 12th January 2010
  • Poorest country in Western Hemisphere - GDP per capita $1300
  • 80% population in poverty
  • Poor education - literacy rate 53%
  • Relied on aid for 30% of GDP
  • 1 doctor per 4000 people
  • Previous political instability hampered

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