Haiti Earthquake 2010 Case Study Quiz

Charlotte  O'mahony
Quiz by Charlotte O'mahony, updated more than 1 year ago
Charlotte  O'mahony
Created by Charlotte O'mahony almost 4 years ago
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Case study facts for the Haiti Earthquake 2010

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Question 1

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The Haiti Earthquake was on the [blank_start]12th of January 2010[blank_end]
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  • 12th of January 2010

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The Haiti Earthquake was a magnitude [blank_start]7[blank_end] on the Richter Scale
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  • 7

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The Haiti Earthquake was a magnitude [blank_start]9[blank_end] on the Mercalli Scale
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  • 9

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The Haiti Earthquake involved the [blank_start]Caribbean[blank_end] and [blank_start]North American[blank_end] Plates
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  • Caribbean
  • North American

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The epicentre was [blank_start]15[blank_end] miles away from the capital; Port au Prince
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  • 15

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Port au Prince has a population of [blank_start]2 million[blank_end] people
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  • 2 million

Question 7

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The focus of the Haiti Earthquake was shallow, only being [blank_start]13km[blank_end] deep
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  • 13km

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The energy outputted as a result of the earthquake was equivalent to that of an [blank_start]atomic bomb[blank_end]
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  • atomic bomb

Question 9

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The shaking lasted for [blank_start]60[blank_end] seconds
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  • 60

Question 10

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[blank_start]1/3[blank_end] of buildings collapsed completely
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  • 1/3

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The earthquake was a result of a [blank_start]slip strike[blank_end] fault
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  • slip strike

Question 12

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This caused lateral spreading and led to the water coming out of the earth, also known as [blank_start]liquefaction[blank_end]
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  • liquefaction

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[blank_start]1.5 million[blank_end] people were left homeless
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  • 1.5 million

Question 14

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The "[blank_start]pancake failure[blank_end]" meant that all buildings collapsed on themselves because there weren't enough steel supports in the foundations of the buildings
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  • pancake failure

Question 15

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There were [blank_start]52[blank_end] aftershocks, with the lowest aftershock being [blank_start]4.5[blank_end] on the richter scale
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  • 52
  • 4.5

Question 16

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After a year since the earthquake, [blank_start]6900[blank_end] people had died from cholera
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  • 6900

Question 17

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The total cost of damage was $[blank_start]8[blank_end] billion
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  • 8

Question 18

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Due to the collapse of buildings, [blank_start]4000[blank_end] prisoners broke free and escaped
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  • 4000

Question 19

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In 2016, [blank_start]60[blank_end]% of those in temporary housing were still in temporary housing
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  • 60

Question 20

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Seismologists knew that, due to the fault line, there would be an increased number of earthquakes [blank_start]West[blank_end] of the fault
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  • West
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