Haiti Earthquake

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Where? When? Magnitude size?
Port au Prince, Haiti, 12th January 2010 at 16:53pm, magnitude 7.0
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Which plates were involved and what type of plate boundary?
Caribbean and North American plates, Conservative plate boundary
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Which plates and which plate boundary?
Caribbean and North American, Conservative
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What happened at the plate boundary?
Caribbean plate shifting eastwards about 20mm per year, plates had been locked for 250 years, causing stress
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What were the social primary impacats?
230,000 people died, telephone system unavailable, schools destroyed, roads block due to debris, mass graves built, 1 million homeless
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What were the economic and environmental primary impacts?
Many businesses destroyed, people had no access to money, many animals and wildlife killed
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What were the secondary impacts?
A tsunami hit a small fishing town killing 3 people, traffic congestion, 4000 inmates escaped from jail
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What were the immediate responses?
People slept in cars,Dominican Republic rescue team aided 2000 injured people, American Red Cross raised $7 million in 24 hours, Openstreetmap provided a satellite image
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What were the long term responses?
Construction is still happening, bodies were burned and buried, more food supplied and distributed, $9 billion over all
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Predict the earthquake?
GPS systems on police stations, history of earthquakes
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