What did the 2010 Haiti Earthquake do to Haiti?

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It damaged Haiti and it's people/ The earthquake also brought people together to help the citizens of Haiti.
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What caused the earthquake in Haiti on January 12 2010?

An earthquake is the result of a sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust that creates seismic waves. The seismic activity of an area refers to the frequency, type and size of earthquakes experienced over a period of time. When the Richter measurement is reported it ranges from very small earth quakes Magnitude 1 right up to the catastrophic magnitude 9, with magnitude 3 or lower earthquakes being mostly imperceptible and magnitude 7 causing serious damage over large areas. Like in this case study with Haiti. The quake will be felt - on some level - for years. Local industries have been set back, and the pall on a country afflicted by natural disasters will remain overhead, discouraging risk-averse investors. Haiti is currently the 17th-largest supplier by volume of products to the US, with exports worth $424 million in 2009, according to the American Apparel and Footwear Association. Interruption in this industry will have a clear, immediate impact on the local economy.

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.

What caused the 2010 Haiti earthquake?

I would say that two of the plates were sliding past each other, got stuck, and slipped past each other so fast that it caused pressure rising to the surface, and caused an earthquake.

Where was the epicentre and hypocentre of the earthquake in Haiti on January 12 2010?

The earthquake's epicentre (the point on the surface directly above the earthquake rupture zone) was 25 km WSW of the Haitian capital city, Port-Au-Prince. According to the US Geological Survey the exact co-ordinates were 18.457°N, 72.533°W. The 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 links and question.

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-earthquake-disaster-map _________ The quake's epicenter was located 16 miles west of the capital, Port-au-Prince with a focus approximately 6.1 miles underground. Because the quake was centered in land and not in the surrounding ocean, the tremors were felt strongly throughout Haiti and the surrounding countries. (The quake was even felt in Tampa, FL, and Caracas, Venezuela.) Within Haiti, cities most affected were Port-au-Prince, Jacmel, Leogane, Carrefour, Petit-Goave, Gressier and Cabaret. Numerous buildings were destroyed, especially in Port-au-Prince, where the National Palace, Port-au-Prince Cathedral, Parliament Building, Port-au-Prince seaport and numerous hospitals were damaged. The damage was especially devastating because Haiti already ranks lowest in the western hemisphere on the Human Development Index (see http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/country_fact_sheets/cty_fs_HTI.html), and has few resources to spare. The quake occurred because of Haiti's location on the intersection of the Caribbean tectonic plate and the North American Plate. The Enriquillo-Plantain Garden fault runs through southern Haiti and has had unreleased tension building in it for 250 years. A good resource is http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2010/us2010rja6/#summary. It also includes maps (such as this one: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/shakemap/global/shake/2010rja6/) that show the impact across the country.

Haiti 7.0 2010 earthquake?

it was not in the whole Haiti it was in the capital of haiti the earthquake was roughly 25 miles west of the capital of haiti

How can you travel to Haiti in the wake of the earthquake on January 12 2010?

At the present time you should not travel to Haiti and will have no way to travel there unless you are part of an organized relief effort, such as the military expeditions being sent by both the US and Canada. This is not something for people to do on their own, the problems are too great. If you were to just get in your boat and sail to Haiti you would only get in the way. It is not a practical idea. If you want to help, you can donate money to a variety of charities.

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 largest cities in Haiti were exposed to level 9 intensity events which are described as being capable of causing severe damage to structures. These cities included the Haitian capital, Port-Au-Prince with a population of 1.235 million people, Carrefour with a population of 442 thousand and Delmas with a population of 383 thousand. The highest intensity (perceived shaking) with a level of 10 (X) occurred in Grand Goave (population 5000) with the intensity decreasing with increased distance from this point. Please see the related questions and link for further information.

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.

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 dust rose over the city. People also had to ha ha ha ha s away. Also, many houses crumbled on both sides of a street. 316,000 died, 300,000 people injured and 1,000,000 were made homeless.

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 before the goverment kicked in and lent a hand.

What type of earthquake did Haiti have in January 2010?

On the 12th of January 2010 at 21:53:10 GMT / 16:53:10 local time, a strike slip fault known as the Enriquillo-Plantain Garden fault, forming part of the transform boundary between the Caribbean and North American plates slipped due to the stresses that had accumulated within the crust causing a magnitude 7.0 earthquake. In more detail: The Enriquillo-Plantain Garden fault has been locked for approximately 250 years. As such, stresses have accumulated in the earth's crust over this time, causing energy to be stored in the form of elastic strain (like that in a compressed spring). Ultimately this stress has exceeded the shear strength of the crust in the fault zone causing a sudden brittle failure or rupture. This in turn has caused movement and a sudden release of the stored elastic strain energy in the form of seismic waves (as well as heat and sound). The rupture of the fault zone was approximately 65 km (40 miles) in length with an average slip of 1.8 m (5.9 ft). Analysis of seismometer data showed that the seismic waves produced by the movement on the fault had amplitudes of up to 4 m (13 ft). The epicentre of the Earthquake was very close to the Haitian capital city Port-au-Prince and was at very shallow depth causing significant damage to infrastructure and caused the collapse of a large number of buildings. It is estimated that approximately 230,000 people were killed in the Earthquake and more than 250,000 people injured. Please see the related questions for more information.

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 Haiti earthquake were: . the size of the quake area . the economically poor . poor persons packed into a city . poor structural building design - not reinforced with steel . corrupt government officials before (and after) the quake . the overall lack of healthcare generally The biggest problems immediately after the quake were: . Haiti officials had to invite or approve of outside countries to come to and into Haitian waters / land. This was delayed. . The distance to Haiti meant it took longer for outside countries to arrive to help. . The Haitian government did not take action to organize drop sites for rations and water, or for rescuers. . The quake affected the infrastructure: roads, bridges, gas lines, water lines - threats of gas leaks and fires; no clean water to drink. . Thousands dead or injured. . Thousands trapped under rubble, dying or dead. . No central place to take bodies. They made a mass gravesite, like a landfill. . No hospitals to take the wounded, so make-shift sites needed to be established. e.g. no disaster plan in place. . Everyday persons digging people out with their bare hands. No access to tools or equipment or heavy machinery. No search dogs. . Night soon approached; people feared returning to buildings because of continuing aftershocks; the wounded and non-wounded had to sleep in the streets. Citizens took over the lawn outside of the main government building. . No food. No water for days. . Heavy looting. . Emotional and psychological trauma. . Grief from losing loved ones of all ages. . Many people who might have been rescued could not be reached soon enough. Haitians, desperate for food and water and for assistance, became angry. Anger is a typical "phase" after a disaster and during grief, but their anger was also very justified because they saw no help. As nations started to arrive off-shore at Haiti: . Worldwide News organizations were already broadcasting from Haiti before outside rescuers arrived. They helped to show the dire need for help and services. . A USA medical military ship was one of the first outside countries to arrive with help. . The US deployed US Hawk helicopters to help save people and to make food and water drops. Troops were dropped off with aid ( helping people). At least 400,000 bottles of water and 300,00 food rations were given. However, government officials at first tried to confiscate these rations, saying they would pass it out, but they didn't do that immediately. People were dying from lack of water. It took pressure from outside countries and negotiation to get the supplies to the Haitian people. . However, people were still sleeping outside. They needed adequate protection, but buildings were unsafe. Haitians began setting up a "tent" city. Even there, some corrupt individuals and groups tried to either take or control the supplies. People were still dying. . The US medical ship treated thousands. Organizations like Doctors Without Borders sent physicians and nurses. One physician-reporter served as a doctor in a make-shift location set up as a "hospital". . Search and Recovery from outside nations began, with humans and dogs. It soon became a body recovery mission; no one was alive to be rescued. . People in tent cities continued suffering (which continued long, long after the quake). . Aid continued to flood into the country. Many people questioned how much the survivors actually received. . Over the months, tent city living declined. Families sleeping in open tents reported women and even young girls were being raped every night. No police to protect them. Others continued thefts or threats over material goods. Everyone continued suffering, especially children, the elderly, and the disabled. . Many people lost limbs because of the quake. US doctors fitted people with a prosthetic leg to help their mobility. Note that in a poor country like Haiti, many people were born with club foot--a disabling condition. Some people were helped either with surgeons flying to Haiti, or US sponsors bringing people to the US for surgery. . A huge problem was the number of orphan babies and children prior to the quake and more after the event. Parents in the US, wanting to help or desperate to adopt a child, surged to Haiti (or adoption lawyers went). There were no laws or regulations--many Haitian babies were adopted and taken out of Haiti. Haitian people were angered--their futures and heritage in these babies and young children were being taken from them. The government clamped down and stopped all further adoptions. Within weeks: . The Haitians and Haitian government negatively viewed US Troops. Troops were withdrawn. . Haitians were incensed (angered) that their loved ones were unceremoniously dumped by bulldozers into a landfill-mass grave. No photos or fingerprints were done; no identification of bodies was done. The risk of disease was too great; weather was too hot to wait; and there was no refrigeration. The lack of identification made grieving much more difficult--there was no body over which to grieve. I believe they finally had a group Religious Service or Mass at the burial site. . The immediate needs of people were being supplied but how much aid actually got to the people was in question. . The immediate medical needs were met. Rehab for crutches and wheelchairs was ongoing. . People began clearing debris and re-establishing their cities. But, the devastation was so great that little looked completed even a year later. . Celebrities held a charity event to benefit the people, similar to the feed Africa campaign. . Celebrities held "Haiti Charity" single featuring, Alexandra Burke, Susan Boyle, Gary Barlow, Robbie Williams, Cheyl Cole, Mika, JLS, Joe Mceldery, Rod Stewart, Westlife, Michael Buble, Kylie, James Blunt, Miley Cryus, Jon Bon Jovi, James Morrison, etc. . Television pundits and broadcasters lamented on the poor organization of Haitian leaders to a catastrophic event. However, even in the USA, a natural disaster like what happened in in the California earthquake, the hurricane in New Orleans, the mudslide in Washington, can immediately overwhelm even a prosperous country. Disaster Plans need to account for high population, devastated medical and sanitary services, and simple needs like toilets. did you mean what were the responses of the 2010 haiti earthquake? well... the disaster recovery service in port-au-prince obviuosley tried to help, but it was hard as the earthquake affected them aswell. they are not invinsible guys!

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 18° 27′ 25.2″ N, 72° 31′ 58.8″ W, which is near Léogâne , some 25km west of the capital of Port-au-Prince. The most affected areas included Port-au-Prince, Jacmel and nearby settlements.

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 epidemic and food riots 3 ensuring that world aid reaches the right people 4 rebuilding efforts, and 5 collating data for earthquake research.

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 about historical seismic activity in Haiti.

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.

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.

What cause the haiti earthquake in January 2010?

i think the plates sliding passed each other which are transform boundaries by the way one effect of this is an earthquake which happened here its very sad nothing was left thank 'yours truly unknown