Port au Prince, Haiti - LEDC Earthquake

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How strong was the earthquake in Haiti?
7 on the richer scale
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When did the earthquake in Haiti occur?
12th January 2010
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At which plate margin did the earthquake occur?
Destructive plate margin between Caribbean plate and North American plate
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How many aftershocks were there?
33 aftershocks
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How many houses were destroyed?
100,000 houses destroyed
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How many people were injured?
300,000 people injured
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How many people died?
230,000 people died
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How much did damage cost?
$10 billion damage
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How many people were made homeless?
1.5 million people made homeless
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How many people were left without food or water?
2 million people without food or water
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How long will it take to rebuild Port au Prince?
A decade to rebuild Port au Prince
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What did people do to take advantage of the chaos?
Looting was common due to the lack of law enforcement in the chaos
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For how long were people sleeping on the streets?
People sleeping on streets for months after
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How many people were moved and to where?
235,000 people moved to less damaged cities
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What aid did the USA send?
USA sent 10,000 troops and $100 million in aid
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What did American engineers do in response?
American engineers cleared the port to allow aid vessels to enter
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Give 3 long term responses
Appealed to MEDC's for aid / Public donated millions / New homes built to a higher standard
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