Volcanoes/ Earthquakes

By: Eli, Jacob L, Jordan H.

The Earthquake of Haiti

The name of the earthquake is The Earthquake of Haiti, and the date it happened is January 12th, 2010. It was a transform boundary or strike-slip fault. It was a 7.0 magnitude. It occurred 25 km west of Port-Au-Prince and 130 km east of Les Cayes , Haiti. The depth of the focus was 25 km. 250,000 to 300,000 people died. It caused $13.2 billion in damage.
Over 4,000 schools and homes were destroyed.

Mount Saint Helens

It is in Washington State in the United States and is part of the Cascade mountain range.
It is a stratovolcano. It is 185 Miles south of Seattle, and 70 Miles north of Portland. Both cities are in danger if Mount Saint Helens erupts. The last major eruption was on May 18, 1980. It caused $1.2 billion in damage. It grew more active from 2004 to 2008, but a major eruption has not occurred yet.