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  • Haiti Earthquake 2010 Earthquake

    2010 Haitian Earthquake ○ Where and how: The infamous 2010 earthquake occurred 25km from Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital. This region was the most densely populated area of the country, which increased the impact of this event significantly. The earthquake struck at 4:53pm local time on the 12th of January, with a depth of around 13km. This relatively shallow depth meant that most of the energy of the earthquake was released close to the surface, resulting in a devastating catastrophe. The event was first thought to be related to the Enriquillo-Plantain Garden fault but actually occurred on the newly discovered Leógâne fault located near the Caribbean and North American tectonic plate boundaries.…

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  • Haiti 2010 Earthquake Essay

    Devastating Earthquake in Haiti 2010 Haiti is considered one of the poorest countries in the world. However, now imagine the fear of living a horrible nightmare, and then went you wake up the horrible nightmare comes true, even worse than you dreamed. That was the real situation for more than three million people, in one of the poorest countries. That case occurred in Haiti. In January, 2010 a devastating earthquake of 7.0 magnitude on the Richter scale, overwhelmed this country and…

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  • The 2010 Haiti Earthquake

    We've always known the horrific damage earthquakes can cause. The 1906 earthquake in San Francisco is famously known for destroying much of the city and causing the death of many people. Similarly and more recently the 2010 Haiti Earthquake was a reminder of the awe-inspiring damage natural disasters like earthquakes can do. The 2010 Haiti Earthquake is also an excellent reminder of what kind of harm earthquakes can do if the community effect is ill prepared. This may be a very important…

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  • 2010 Earthquake In Haiti

    Haiti is another extremely poor and poverty-stricken country that has struggled to develop due to their lack of a stable economy mixed with their vulnerability to natural disasters. These catastrophes consistently and aggressively occur without enough time for Haiti to repair from their last disaster. (Ex, the repercussions of the 2010 earthquake were never fully accommodated for, let alone the aftermath that hurricane Matthew has now forced upon Haiti). Consequently, 60,000 Haitians were…

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  • The Big Truck That Went By Analysis

    World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster by Jonathan M. Katz we learn that all help is not helpful, but we can change that. In 2010 an earthquake hit Haiti, being one of the worse things to happen to this already poor country. This book provides us with a lot of information about the before and after of the Haiti earthquake. Help was provided to help rebuild, but some solutions worked and some didn’t. Instead of focusing on what will be noticed by the outside world, Haiti needed what…

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  • Haitians Pros And Cons

    HAITIANS Washington, DC - In a matter of weeks, the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) extended to some 50,000 Haitians living in the United States will expire and unless extended most of them will be deported to an uncertain future in a country still dealing with the aftermath of natural disasters. After the devastating earthquake that hit Port-au-Prince on January 12, 2010, the Obama administration granted Temporary Protected Status to Haitian immigrants who were already in the United States.…

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  • Earthquake In Haiti, Dominican Republic

    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…

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  • Earthquake In Haiti

    “At 4:53 p.m. on Tuesday, January 12, 2010, Haiti plunged into horror” (Lahens, 2010, p. 9). The earthquake affected three and a half million individuals, left two hundred and twenty thousand people dead, and destroyed four thousand schools (DEC, 2015). It is safe to say that Haiti’s recent history has been dramatically shaped by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake (DEC, 2015) that struck in 2010. Understanding both the gravity of and the world’s response to the 2010 earthquake is essential in…

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  • Clark Hoyt Face To Face With Tragedy Analysis

    The last earthquake to hit Haiti occurred in 1842, killing approximately 5,000 people, while the more recent 2010 earthquake took the lives of over 200,000 people. When the 2010 earthquake hit Haiti some news outlets arrived before much medical staff. The event served as a shining opportunity for the media to respond in a groundbreaking way, but instead people became exposed to images that were “much less humane” (Celeste 4). Celeste described the media coverage of the earthquake as being filled…

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  • Iraq Earthquake Research Paper

    On 12 November 2017, northeast Iraq experienced an earthquake from the city of Halabja. According to the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System, approximately 1,840,000 people live with within 100km of the epicenter of this earthquake in both Iraq and Iran. There have been nine reported fatalities and over 550 people injured in Iraq as a result of the earthquake. The Darbandikhan areas has been most severely impacted, with most earthquake related injuries reported in Darbandikhan,…

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