Haiti Earthquake

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Hello, I'm the Haiti Earthquake!

My Identification.

Hello. I'm the Haiti Earthquake of 2010, on Tuesday, January 12. People are STILL recovering from my powerful earthquake. My Latitude and Longitude is 18.443 N, 72.571 W. The closest city to me is Port-au-Prince. That whole CITY collapsed! And I only lasted a little bit over 20 seconds. That's crazy.

My Short Life as an Earthquake

With Great Power, Comes a 7.0 Earthquake.

All I wanted was friends, to have fun with, but ONE little slip with the Caribbean, and the North American Plates, you'll regret it for the rest of your life. I caused over 316,000 Casualties, about 300,000 injured, and I left over 1,000,000 people homeless. I destroyed and severely damaged over 250,000 residences, and 30,000 Commercial buildings. My slip occurred around an already existing fault, The Enriquillo-Plaintain Garden Fault, and I caused a Transform boundary, where two plates scrape, and grind against each other. I can recall 8 aftershocks after my initial Earthquake. I also caused a Tsunami. It wasn't right away, but two weeks later, the Tsunami landed at a small fishing town called Petit Paradis. Must've been an underwater slide.

Before I Came to Haiti...

Haiti's History

Well, Haiti has it's toll on a lot of things. But listing them off? That would take WAY to long. So I'll just list off all of the disaters from the last 5 years from when I hit Haiti.

2010:

- I Hit Haiti with a magnatude of 7.0 along with a dozen aftershocks raitng 5.0 to 5.2 on the richter scale.


2009:

-20 October: heavy rain in the Haitian Capitall and its suburbs. Carrefour, in the southern suburbs, was completely flooded.


2008:

- 16 August: Tropical Storm Fay crossed the entire country.

- 26 August: Hurricane Gustav crosses the south peninsula, including the Sud and Grand'Anse départements, causing approximately 77 deaths and 8 disappearances, together with serious destruction of property. 15,000 families were affected by the storm, which destroyed 3,000 houses and damaged 11,458.

  • - 1 September: Hurricane Hanna ravaged the Artibonite and Nord-Est départements. Several towns were flooded, including Gonaives. One death was officially confirmed. In addition to Gonaïves, several towns in Jacmel, Nord-Est, Sud and Sud-Est were flooded..
  • - 6 September: Hurricane Ike, a category 4 hurricane, grazed the western coastline of Haiti, leading to heavy rain in Nord, Ouest and Nord-Ouest départements.
  • 2007:

    - 17 March: floods caused by rain and storms hit a large part of Haiti for over a week.

    - 8–9 May: torrential rain, causing considerable damage in several regions of the country, in particular in the Nord, Nord-Est and Sud départements. The town of Ouanaminthe was particularly hard hit and the bridge between Ouanaminthe and Dajabon which links Haiti to the Dominican Republic was severely damaged.


    2006:

    -22 and 23 November: heavy rain caused flooding in Grand'Anse Department and the Nippes and Nord-Ouest départements, causing damage to roadways including the collapse of a bridge across Ravine Sable at Trou-Bonbon.


    2005:

  • - 6 and 7 July: Hurricane Dennis touched the south-east coast of Haiti, causing flooding in several towns in Sud and leaving more than 500 homeless.
  • - 4 October: Floods in several parts of the country, including Petio-Ville and Grand-Goave in the Ouest département, where the high water caused considerable loss of property. The government did not make a final accounting of this catastrophe.
  • - 17–18 October: Hurricane Wilma struck the west and south of Haiti.
  • - 23 October: Tropical Storm Alpha crossed the south peninsula.

  • That sure is a lot for 5 Years!

    This is What Haiti Looked like after I came to town...

    First minutes after Haiti quake caught on camera