Haiti Earthquake

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When did the Haiti Earthquake happen?
At 16:53 on 12th January 2010.
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Which tectonic plates caused the earthquake and what plate boundary were they on?
The earthquake was caused by stress build up between the North American plate and Caribbean plate on a conservative plate margin.
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What strength was the earthquake rated on the Richter scale and on the Mercalli scale
7.0 on the Richter scale. 10 on the Mercalli scale.
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How much debris did the earthquake create?
Approx 19 million cubic metres.
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How many homes did the earthquake destroy and how many were left homeless?
180,000 homes were destroyed leaving 1.5 million people homeless
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What percentage of forest cover was lost?
98%
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Why did several hundred people die of cholera due to the earthquake?
because they didn't have access to clean water, so they had to drink contaminated water.
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What was the cost of repairing the damage caused by the earthquake and how long did it take?
Cost of repairing damage was $11.5 billion. Repair work is still incomplete and will take 5-10 years.
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What were the immediate responses to the earthquake?
1) Search and rescue teams established. 2) Medics with specialist equipment assisted rescue. 3) Food, water, medical supplies and temporary shelter were provided for some.
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How much did the World Bank pledge to support Haiti?
$100 million.
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Give five reasons why Haiti suffered so much.
1) very poor/unprepared 2) 80% lived in poorly contructed shelters 3)Epicentre close to Port au Prince 4) Port and airport destroyed meaning foreign aid was difficult to get in 5)Unstable government
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