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Date and Magnitude

12th January 2010



7.0 Magnitude

People affected

220,000 at least Dead



250,000 injured

Cause

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