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Date and Magnitude

12th January 2010

7.0 Magnitude

People affected

220,000 at least Dead

250,000 injured


Caribbean plate subducted under Atlantic plate

Epi Centre was shallow close to the built up capital

Primary effects

Buildings Collapsed

Many deaths

Water and Electricity damaged

1/3 of Port-au-Prince destroyed

Secondary effects

People looting

Sickness spread due to lack of sewage system, food and water

Basic equipment had to be provided

Roads destroyed hard for aid to reach