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  1. Haiti Earthquake 2010

  2. 16:53 local time (21:53 UTC) Tuesday, 12 January 2010 When it occurred

  3. Epicenter : 18.457°N 72.533°W Near the town Léogâne 25 km away from capital, Port-au-Prince Where did it happen

  4. Magnitude of 7.0 on Richter Scale 52+ aftershocks measuring 4.5 or greater had been recorded 3 million people were affected by the earthquake Info

  5. 316,000 people died 300,000 people were injured 1,000,000 people were made homeless 250,000 residences collapsed 30,000 commercial buildings collapsed extentofdestructionaffectinghumans

  6. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center Tsunami warning immediately after initial quake But cancelled again 2 weeks later tsunami hit small fishing town caused by small earthquakes. Tsunami

  7. Vital Infrastructure damaged or destroyed The airport and harbor were damaged which stopped immediate rescue operations Streets were blocked Communication systems broke down Damage to infrastructure

  8. Humanitarian aid, Pledging funds Dispatching rescue Medical teams, engineers and support personnel. Confusion over who was in charge, air traffic congestion, and problems with prioritization of flights further complicated early relief work. Help was needed

  9. Slept in streets, cars or on pavements Houses collapsed 1-3 days after actual earthquake because they don’t have building codes Dead people were laid on streets Government gave parts of control to the USA Programs to bring people out of port-au-prince Conditions in the aftermath

  10. Crime increased Factories closed/broke down Food shortage No housing Diseases spread Not only the earthquake affected locals

  11. 98% of the rubble was still not cleared by july 2010 ( 20 million cubic meters ) 31 may, 2011 BBC News reported that the death toll was much lower than expected Status ofrecovery