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The Haiti earthquake affected Haiti with loss of homes' and less crops which leads to Draught and Famine
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When was the Haiti Earthquake?

A massive earthquake struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010. It was the worst earthquake in the region in more than 200 years, with over 200,000 presumed dead. the biggest earth quake in 200 yrs it happen Jan. 12 2010 at 4:15 IN THE MORNING.

How does the earthquake in Haiti affect the world?

Other countries need to donate money to help Haiti pull themselves out of the natural disaster, therefore, the president/prime ministers of each country need to make a big decision on how much they will give and support Haiti.

Which parts of Haiti were affected by the earthquake on January 12 2010?

The following are the worst-affected areas after the earthquake: . Leogane . Port-au-Prince . Petit Gauve . Grand Gauve . Jacmel . Miragoane . St. Marc . Le Cayes You can also check out this link for more information... http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/2010/jan/13/haiti (MORE)

How did the earthquake affect people in Haiti besides loss of houses?

Haiti is an overpopulated country with a virtually nonexistent government. So, where buildings fell, they fell on people. Also most of the aid that is being sent to Haiti (mainly money) is being hoarded by the wealthy. This is leading to looting and killing for necessities. But every time supplies a (MORE)

What areas of Haiti were affected by the earthquake in January 2010?

The US Geological Survey reports that the whole of Haiti was affected to some extent by the earthquake with the whole country experiencing at a minimum a moderate or level V event on the Modified Mercalli Intensity scale which is capable of causing damage to buildings. A significant number of the (MORE)

How did Haiti get an earthquake?

Because going through the middle of haiti is a fault line so he fault line causes earthquakes when the two plates on each side move.

How did haiti got affected by earthquake?

It was really bad because Haiti is a really poor country so they didn't have enough money to make their buildings safer and in 2008 they had a bad hurricane so they were still recovering for that natural disaster so lots of people died, i think its like 200,000 or something and they are starving and (MORE)

What impact has the earthquake in Haiti had on the environment?

it was the world that came down on it and they were not prepared for the earthquake in Haiti Haiti have had this terrible thing happen because of this they have had a massive impact on there nature a lot of animals have died and a lot more people. Not only this, but in Port-au-Prince, smoke and (MORE)

Why was the earthquake in Haiti so deadly?

It was a strong earth quake and the structures of the buildings in Haiti are generally poor. Mixing this with overpopulation which cramps many people together caused many to die.Hatit is also a very poor country with no money to get earthquakes precations.They could not afford help and it took weeks (MORE)

Responses to the Haiti earthquake?

Victim reactions to natural disasters vary widely, from calm stoicism or shock, to crying, wailing, and other displays of emotions. Many people panic, but as well, many people immediately become local rescuers, organizers, and leaders among groups of survivors. The biggest difficulties with the Hai (MORE)

Where was the Haiti earthquake?

The Haiti earthquake was, strangely enough, in a country called Haiti. Haiti is within the North Atlantic Ocean. It occupies the western third of the island called Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, and west of the Dominican Republic. The epicentre was at 18Â (MORE)

Is the earthquake in Haiti terrorism?

No. In real life, no one knows how to switch earthquakes off and on. There is a quake of some amount around once a day, almost always too small to feel. Earthquakes are a natural thing.

What are the main issues about The Haiti Earthquake?

one cause for concern is health because after the earthquake lots of people gor sick from either dirty water, no sanitation or being flattened by a fallen building. some of the main issues are: 1 safety of the survivors with rehabilitation 2 prevention of disease and containing any outbreak of epide (MORE)

Where was the epicentre of the Earthquake in Haiti?

The magnitude 7.0 earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12, 2010 was located 15 miles WSW of the capital Port-Au-Prince. According to the US Geological Survey the exact co-ordinates were 18.457°N, 72.533°W. Please see the related question for more information about this earthquake and abo (MORE)

What harm did Haitis earthquake do?

Haiti earthquake killed 300 people and 20 are still missing . About 200,000 dead, many thousands still unaccounted for. Most buildings in the capital city damaged or destroyed, hundreds of thousands now living under plastic sheets etc.

Have earthquakes affected Haiti in the past?

Earthquakes have occurred historically in Haiti. Widespread damage occurred in 1751 when a major earthquake destroyed Port Au Prince. This was repeated in 1770 when a major seismic event again destroyed Port Au Prince and in 1860 a major earthquake to the east of Haiti generated a Tsunami More (MORE)

What were the environmental effects of the haiti earthquake?

With all the dead bodies lying under the rubble, the things from the bodies could run into the ground and then into the lakes/streams, causing contamination. This means people could get diseases like cholera, etc. . Chemicals and oils could leak out of damaged storage facilities. . Lots of unwante (MORE)

What was the haiti earthquake ranked?

I believe the January 10th 2010 Haiti earthquake was the 18th largest in the records. It was magnitude of 7.0 on the Richter Scale. It had the energy of a 32 million tons of TNT. To put that into perspective. It was 500 times less than the mag 8.8 earthquake to hit Chile on Feb, 27 2010 (15.8 (MORE)

Is the earthquake in haiti an international event?

the earthquake in Haiti killed a lot of people from what i heard on the news over 251,000,000 million people died from the earthquake. To correct the above, the death toll from the recent Haitian earthquake stands at about 251,000 (251 thousand) not 251,000,000 (251 million); in any case, an incred (MORE)

How deep was the focus of the Haiti earthquake?

Assuming that you are referring to the earthquake that occured in January 2010, the focus or hypocentre (the point within the Earth where the rupture actually occurred) was located at a depth of 13 km below the surface. Please see the related question for further information.

Why is Haiti vulnerable to more earthquakes?

The tectonic factors that create the Caribbean islands and haiti are also what causes them to be at risk. Haiti is at the intersection of the caribbean plate and the North American plate with a sinistral (left lateral) strike slip fault to the west and a convergent subduction boundary to the East. S (MORE)

Why has Haiti been so badly affected by the earthquake?

Haiti lies on the junction between two enormous tectonic plates, the Caribbean Plate and the North American Plate. The molten magma circulates deep beneath the surface of the Earth, currents try to move the enormous rock masses (making up the plates) causing them to rub against each other. Sometimes (MORE)

What are the long term and short term affects of the Haiti earthquake?

short: no food, no clean water, communications were down, lack of medical aid, ports and roads closed, spread of disease, deaths and injuries are short term, fires, destroyed buildings, gas supply effected. long: debt to other countries - from borrowing money to rebuild, everythings needs to be r (MORE)

Why where so many people affected by haiti 2010 earthquake?

People in Haiti were affected by the earthquake of 2010 because the structures could not withstand the shifting and shaking.. People did not know what to do, in an earthquake, instead of running outside, they ran inside their homes and buildings.