Haiti's Before/AfterMath:

Earthquake/Tsunami :

Facts :

  • More Than 400,000 People Are Sill Homeless Three Years After The Haitian Earthquake
  • More Than 200,000 Houses Damaged Or Destroyed By The Earthquake , Only 15,000 Had Been Repaired And 5,700 Replaced
  • 1.5 Million People Survived The Earthquake in 2010
  • On December 23 "The Times" Complains About Money Spent On Tents , Bottled Water , And Other Relief After The Earthquake
  • Haiti's Tsunami Killed More Than 200,000 People
  • On January 12 Haiti's Earthquake Produced Two 3-Meter Tsunami's (10 Feet)
  • The Earthquake Was An 7.0 Magnitude
  • Waves Hit 70 Meters Inland , Which Killed A Grandfather And Two Young Grandchildren Who Stopped To Watch
  • The Tsunami Also Hit The Dominican Republic Killing Nearly 2,000 People
  • One Wave Hit The Shore As Far As 62 Miles Away From The Epicenter

Haiti After The Earthquake :

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Seismic Stresses Of Haiti's Earthquake :

  • The Haiti Earthquake Was Caused By The Release Of Seismic Stresses That Had Built Up Around Two Tectonic Plates
  • The Plates That Caused The Earthquake Was Known As The Strike-Slip Fault , Where To Sections Of Earth's Crust Are Grinding Together In Opposite Directions
  • The Caribbean Plate Was Moving Eastward With Respect To The North American Plate
  • When Stresses Along An Fault Line Reach A Certain Point They Can Release In Bursts Of Energy Causing An Earthquake
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Haiti's Economy After The Earthquake :

  • The Haitian Government estimates that 222,570 People Have Died And 300,572 Have Been Injured
  • The Haitian Ministry Of Education Estimates That 4,992 Schools Were Affected By The Earthquake -23% Of All Schools In Haiti. Of Those 3,978 - 80% Of The Affected Schools Were Either Damaged Or Destroyed And Were Therefore Closed After The Quake .
  • Total Damages And Losses Caused By The Earthquake Were Estimated At US $7.8 Billion
  • According To The Government Of Haiti , 60% Of Government , Administrative , And Economic Infrastructure Was Destroyed , As Well As Parliament And Judicial Sector Buildings , Including The Palais De Justice And Numerous Courts .

The Palais De Justice Court

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About Haiti :

  • President : Michel Martelly (2011)
  • Prime Minister : Laurent Lamothe (2012)
  • Land area: 10,641 sq mi (27,560 sq km);
  • Population (2012 est.): 9,801,664 (growth rate: .888%); birth rate: 23.877/1000; infant mortality rate: 52.44/1000; life expectancy: 62.51


Soldiers Helping Haitians :

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Sources :

  1. "World Socialist Web Site. " 400,000 Still Homeless Three Years After Haitian Earthquake-.N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Jan. 2013.
  2. "Haiti Earthquake Produced Deadly Tsunami: Scientific American." Haiti Earthquake Produced Deadly Tsunami: Scientific American. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Jan. 2013.
  3. Dell'Amore, Christine. "Deadly Tsunami Swarm Hit Haiti After Quake, Experts Say. "National Geographic. National Geographic Society, 23 Feb. 2010. Web. 31 Jan. 2013.