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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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The haitian earthquake disaster of january 10 2010 should be past history but it definitely isn t

THE HAITIAN EARTHQUAKE DISASTER OF JANUARY 10, 2010 SHOULD BE PAST HISTORYBUT IT DEFINITELY ISN’T

February 21, 2012

Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA


Background

BACKGROUND BE PAST HISTORY

The Disaster Began at 4:53 PM January 12, 2010


M7 0 earthquake strikes haiti

M7.0 EARTHQUAKE STRIKES HAITI BE PAST HISTORY

“THE WORST URBAN DISASTER IN A GENERATION” DEVASTATED THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE’S POOREST NATION


It was the largest quake ever recorded in the area and the first major one since a M6.7 temblor in 1984


Shallow hypocenter
SHALLOW HYPOCENTER first major one since a M6.7 temblor in 1984

  • The US Geological Survey reported that the earthquake was centered about 10 miles (16 km) west of Port-au-Prince, with 1.8 million people in the area at high risk.

  • Lack of building codes and the quake’s shallow depth - about 5 miles (8 km), exacerbated damage.


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.


The haiti earthquake and the caribbean plate
THE HAITI EARTHQUAKE AND THE CARIBBEAN PLATE first major one since a M6.7 temblor in 1984


Building damage
BUILDING DAMAGE first major one since a M6.7 temblor in 1984

  • Thousands of buildings (e.g., houses, businesses, schools, prisons, hospitals) were damaged or destroyed.

  • After years of political instability in Haiti, no modern construction standards had been implemented..


Thousands of building damaged or destroyed
THOUSANDS OF BUILDING DAMAGED OR DESTROYED first major one since a M6.7 temblor in 1984


Catastrophic death toll reached
CATASTROPHIC DEATH TOLL REACHED first major one since a M6.7 temblor in 1984

  • Over two hundred thousand casualties occurred.


Collapse of un building port au prince
COLLAPSE OF UN BUILDING; PORT AU PRINCE first major one since a M6.7 temblor in 1984


The national palace was damaged
THE NATIONAL PALACE WAS DAMAGED first major one since a M6.7 temblor in 1984


1 5 million were living in tent cities in july 2010
1,5 MILLION WERE LIVING IN TENT CITIES IN JULY, 2010 first major one since a M6.7 temblor in 1984


The disaster lingers on no home except a tent or a damaged building

THE DISASTER LINGERS ON: first major one since a M6.7 temblor in 1984No Home Except a Tent or a Damaged Building

[source: The Washington Post

February 20, 2012


515 000 haitians still live in 707 camps feb 20 2012
515,000 HAITIANS STILL LIVE IN 707 CAMPS: FEB. 20, 2012 first major one since a M6.7 temblor in 1984


The national palace photo before the quake
THE NATIONAL PALACE (PHOTO BEFORE THE QUAKE) first major one since a M6.7 temblor in 1984



Actions are happening at a snail s pace
ACTIONS ARE HAPPENING AT A SNAIL’S PACE PALACE

  • International Aid workers are trying to find ways to get the 20,000 people squatting in front of the National Palace to pack up and go, BUT where will they go.



Actions are happening at a snail s pace1
ACTIONS ARE HAPPENING AT A SNAIL’S PACE PALACE

  • Inspectors have marked the 84,0000+ damaged buildings for demolition, BUT only 6,000 have been demolished, because the people living in them have no place to go.


The price tag
THE PRICE TAG PALACE

  • The Haitian Government is spending $30 million to empty SIX camps--- there are 701 more..

  • The Champs de Mars Project funded by Canada is spending $20 million to move 20,000 people from in front of the National Palace; leaving about 500,000 more to move,


The grim reality

THE GRIM REALITY PALACE

No country, no group of donors, no NGO, NOONE is ready to donate $500 million to solve the humanitarian disaster in Haiti


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