THE HAITIAN EARTHQUAKE DISASTER OF JANUARY 10, 2010 SHOULD BE PAST HISTORY BUT IT DEFINITELY ISN’T . February 21, 2012. Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA. BACKGROUND. The Disaster Began at 4:53 PM January 12, 2010.
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February 21, 2012
Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA
The Disaster Began at 4:53 PM January 12, 2010
“THE WORST URBAN DISASTER IN A GENERATION” DEVASTATED THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE’S POOREST NATION
IT OCCURRED ON THE first major one since a M6.7 temblor in 1984ENRIQUILLO - PLAINTAIN GARDEN FAULT, A STRIKE SLIP FAULT ZONE THAT BEARS THE STRESS CAUSED BY THE CONVERGENCE OF THE CARIBBEAN AND NORTH AMERICAN TECTONIC PLATES IN THIS LOCATION.
[source: The Washington Post
February 20, 2012
No country, no group of donors, no NGO, NOONE is ready to donate $500 million to solve the humanitarian disaster in Haiti