LEDC Earthquake

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Location of an LEDC earthquake?
Port-au-prince, Haiti
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When did the earthquake happen?
12th January 2010
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What were the characteristics of the earthquake?
Magnitude 7.0, focus 13km deep and 25km form capital
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What was the cause of the earthquake?
Haiti sits on a conservative plate margin with the north american plate and the Caribbean plate.
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What were the primary effects of the earthquake?
220,000 people killed, 300,000 people injured; 1.3 million people homeless; road blocked by collapsed buildings-people in need of aid are harder to reach
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What were the secondary effects of the earthquake?
Haitian tourist industry declined; dead bodies created a health hazard; 2 million haitians left without food and water; by November there were outbreaks of cholera
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What were the immediate responses?
$330 million given by European Union, 13000 tonnes of aid sent by red cross charity, healthcare supplies sent out to limit disease; 800,000 placed in aid camps.
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What were the long-term responses?
only 2% of the rubble cleared; temporary schools created; support for people without jobs;
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How well prepared were they?
As Haiti is a Less Economically Developed Country (LEDC) it cannot afford to develop earthquake safe buildings or install early warning systems.
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