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 HISTORYBUT IT DEFINITELY ISN’T
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
M7.0 EARTHQUAKE STRIKES HAITI
“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
IT OCCURRED ON THE ENRIQUILLO - 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 DISASTER LINGERS ON: No Home Except a Tent or a Damaged Building
[source: The Washington Post
February 20, 2012
THE GRIM REALITY
No country, no group of donors, no NGO, NOONE is ready to donate $500 million to solve the humanitarian disaster in Haiti