Earthquake In Haiti, Dominican Republic

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Haiti Earthquake 2010
Introduction
The Haiti earthquake occurred in Haiti, Dominican Republic, in 2010. It is considered the most destructive catastrophe of modern times(Reginald DesRoches, et al, 2011). The earthquake had a magnitude of 7.0 mm (Fierro, E. & Perry, C. Preliminary Reconnaissance Report). The epicenter of the earthquake was in the town of Leogane. The town of Leogane is approximately 25 kilometers west-southwest of the city of Port Au Prince. The earthquake had a depth of 13 kilometers (Fierro, E. & Perry, C. Preliminary Reconnaissance Report). The earthquake occurred on January 12th.. More than 3 million people were affected by the earthquake. There were 220,000 casualties (http://www.dec.org.uk/articles/haiti-earthquake-facts-and-figures).
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The Hispaniola is an island in the Caribbean Sea and sits on the great Antilles. The Island sits on the microplate of Gonave. The Gone is the largest of the four microplates that sit at the Centre of the Caribbean plates and North America . The Gonave plate is situated at the strike-slip faults. The strike-slip faults are located at the Enriquillo Plantain Garden fault zone (Caribbean Tectonics, http://caribbeantectonics.weebly.com/caribbean-microplates.html). The geology of Haiti consists of igneous rocks from a volcanic island arc, and marine sedimentary rocks (Reginald DesRoches, et al, …show more content…
The country received over $13 billion in aid (http://www.lessonsfromhaiti.org/lessons-from-haiti/key-statistics/). 30 percent of the aid came from the United States (About Haiti, 2016). U.S. assistance is focused on long-term solutions for developing the economy and reconstruction. The U.S. is helping the Haitian government be more effective, by promoting economic growth and agricultural development (About Haiti, 2016). The U.S. has providing housing for approximately 20% of the 1.5 million displaced citizens, and provided agricultural assistance to over 70,000 Haitian farmers(Status of Post-Earthquake Recovery and Development Efforts in Haiti, 2015). Earthquake preparedness has been improved through spreading earthquake awareness and increased earthquake monitoring. As of 2013, Haiti has 15 seismic monitoring stations (Earthquake Monitoring in Haiti,

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