Haiti Earthquake 2010

Wesley Spearman
Flashcards by Wesley Spearman, updated more than 1 year ago
Wesley Spearman
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A level Geography (Tectonic Hazards) Flashcards on Haiti Earthquake 2010, created by Wesley Spearman on 01/12/2018.
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What plate boundary is Haiti located on? Conservative/Transform
What was the magnitude of the 2010 earthquake? 7.0 magnitude (Richter scale), Cat. 10 on Mod. Mercalli
How many people died? 100,000 - 316,000
How many people were affected in total? Approx. 3 million
How many buildings were damaged or destroyed by the earthquake? Approx 250,000 homes & 30,000 commercial buildings
How many people were left homeless? Approx 1.3 million
What other reasons made the earthquake more severe? Cholera outbreak due to poor sanitation Poor governance/corrupt government
What did NGOs do to help? Gave out basic supplies of food, water and shelter. Trained masons to build better quality housing. Used existing businesses to stimulate economy (micro-credit scheme)
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