Haïti Earthquake

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Haïti
a republic in the West Indies on the western part of the island of Hispaniola, the poorest country in the Wesern hemisphere
Dominican republic
Haïti's neighbouring country
Strike slip fault
a type of fault where rocks on either side move past each other sideways with little up or down motion, as fond in the South of Haïti
7.0
The magnitude of the Haïti earthquake
13km
The depth of the hypocentre
20km
The distance between Port au Prnce and the epicentre
240
The number of years since the last major earthquake
January 12, 2010
The date of the earthquake
2 million
The number of people who live in Port au Prince
80%
The proportion of people under the poverty line
Pancaking
Phenomenon in Haïti where buildings collapsed one floor onto another because of poor building quality
Port, airport and UN head quarters destroyed
had long term consequences for Haïti's recovery
316,000
the death toll
1 million
The number of displaced one year after the earthquake