Haiti Earthquake (Impact On Development) Case Study

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When was the earthquake?
January 12, 2010
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What was the magnitude of the quake?
7.0
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Which plates were involved and where was the epicentre?
The Atlantic and Caribbean plates at a conservative plate margin. The epicentre was close to the densely populated Port au Prince.
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How many people died?
Around 230,000.
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What were the impacts on Haiti's economic development?
>Economy shrunk - GDP fell by 5% >Damage cost estimate - £7.8 billion >Damage to port area of the city - several cranes collapsed >Airport damaged >Sugar refining/textile industries affected >Unemployment rocketed - 2/3 rely on agricultural work
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What were the impacts on quality of life?
>Cholera spread afterwards, increasing infant mortality and reducing life expectancy >Schools destroyed - hampered education (school enrolment and literacy rates)
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