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Haiti Earthquake 2010. 16:53 local time (21:53 UTC) Tuesday, 12 January 2010. When it occurred. Epicenter : 18.457°N 72.533°W Near the town Léogâne 25 km away from capital, Port-au-Prince. Where did it happen. Magnitude of 7.0 on Richter Scale

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where did it happen

Epicenter : 18.457°N 72.533°W

Near the town Léogâne

25 km away from capital, Port-au-Prince

Where did it happen

Magnitude of 7.0 on Richter Scale

52+ aftershocks measuring 4.5 or greater had been recorded

3 million people were affected by the earthquake

extent of destruction affecting humans

316,000 people died

300,000 people were injured

1,000,000 people were made homeless

250,000 residences collapsed

30,000 commercial buildings collapsed


Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

Tsunami warning immediately after initial quake

But cancelled again

2 weeks later tsunami hit small fishing town caused by small earthquakes.

damage to infrastructure

Vital Infrastructure damaged or destroyed

The airport and harbor were damaged which stopped immediate rescue operations

Streets were blocked

Communication systems broke down

Damage to infrastructure
help was needed

Humanitarian aid,

Pledging funds

Dispatching rescue

Medical teams, engineers and support personnel.

Confusion over who was in charge, air traffic congestion, and problems with prioritization of flights further complicated early relief work.

Help was needed
conditions in the aftermath

Slept in streets, cars or on pavements

Houses collapsed 1-3 days after actual earthquake because they don’t have building codes

Dead people were laid on streets

Government gave parts of control to the USA

Programs to bring people out of port-au-prince

Conditions in the aftermath
not only the earthquake affected locals

Crime increased

Factories closed/broke down

Food shortage

No housing

Diseases spread

Not only the earthquake affected locals
status of recovery

98% of the rubble was still not cleared by july 2010 ( 20 million cubic meters )

31 may, 2011 BBC News reported that the death toll was much lower than expected

Status ofrecovery