10 Interesting Facts about Haiti Earthquake

One of the severe disasters, which took place in Haiti, will be elaborated on Facts about Haiti Earthquake. The epicenter of 2010 Haiti earthquake was located nearby Leogane town.  It produced 7.0 Mw earthquakes. The disaster hit Haiti on January 12, 2010 at 16:53 local time. The nation had received 52 aftershocks by January 24.

Facts about Haiti Earthquake 1: the victims

The 2010 Haiti earthquake had affected the life of at least 3 million people who lived in the country.

Facts about Haiti Earthquake 2: the death toll

The report found out that the death toll due to the 2010 Haiti earthquake was around 100,000 to 160,000 people. However, the government announced that the death toll was between 220,000 and 316,000 people.

Haiti Earthquake 2010

Haiti Earthquake 2010

Facts about Haiti Earthquake 3: the buildings

The earthquake not only took the life of the people. Many buildings were also severely damaged.  Around 30,000 commercial buildings and 250,000 residences were severely damaged because of the quake.

Facts about Haiti Earthquake 4: the increased death toll

The death toll of the Haiti quake was increased due to other conditions like poor housing, poverty, foreign intervention and national debt.

Haiti Earthquake Facts

Haiti Earthquake Facts

Facts about Haiti Earthquake 5: the cities

The cities were severely damaged by Haiti included Jacmel and Port-au-Prince. Many famous landmarks in Haiti were destroyed by the quake such as National Assembly Building, Presidential Palace, and Port-au-Prince Cathedral.

Facts about Haiti Earthquake 6: the famous people

The famous people who were killed because of Haiti earthquake were Micha Gaillard and Joseph Serge Miot. The former one was known as an opposition leader. The latter one was the Archbishop of Port-au-Prince. Hédi Annabi was the Mission’s Chief of MINUSTAH or United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti based on the capital. He was also killed during the quake.

Haiti Earthquake

Haiti Earthquake

Facts about Haiti Earthquake 7: the international response

The humanitarian aid was provided by many countries in the world. They dispatched engineers, medical teams, rescue team and support personnel.

Facts about Haiti Earthquake 8: the dead bodies

The mass graves were created to bury the tens of thousands of bodies found at the morgues of Port-au-Prince.

Facts about Haiti Earthquake

Facts about Haiti Earthquake

Facts about Haiti Earthquake 9: the priorities

The priorities were moved into sanitation and medical care after the rescue mission was complete.

Facts about Haiti Earthquake 10: the magnitude of aftershock

The magnitude of aftershock was measured around 4.3 to 5.9.

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