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  • Description Of The 2010 Earthquake : The 2010 Haiti Earthquake

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    The 2010 Haiti Earthquake Location: The epicentre was located near the town of Léogâne, which is approximately 25 kilometres west of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. (See figure 1.1) Date/time: 16:53 local time on Tuesday, January 12th, 2010. Description of the event The earthquake was caused by a “blind thrust” fault action along the Enriquillo-Plantain Garden fault system, which had been building up stress for the past 250 years. A blind fault is a rupture in a lithospheric plate that does not

  • 2010 Haiti Earthquake Analysis

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    The local ecosystem affected / at risk by the 2010 Haiti Earthquake: -Natural Water Sources: Became contaminated (e.g. To date, over 470,000 people have Cholera in Haiti from contaminated water, 6,631of the cases resulted in death). -Agricultural Industry: Displacement of soil (e.g. nutrient-rich topsoil became displaced, soil became dry and infertile; it became difficult for the people to re-grow back their crops and produce after the earthquake). -Forests: Destruction of Forest Covers (Haiti

  • 2010 Haiti Earthquake Essay

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    Earthquakes have afflicted the world since its inception. The sudden release of energy from volcanoes or displacing of earth plates can result in disasters of extreme magnitude. These usually naturally occurring phenomenon have been responsible from wiping out entire towns throughout history and until today continue to produce major loss of life and infrastructure. It can take years for a city or country to recover from a major event of this kind and when a third world country is involved, the

  • The Disaster Of The Haiti Earthquake : 2010 Disaster

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    Haiti Earthquake: 2010 Disaster The Haiti Earthquake was a major catastrophic event that shook the ground for around 35 seconds which registered 7.0 magnitude on the Richter Scale on January 12, 2010, at around 4:53 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The earthquake hit The Republic of Haiti with the epicenter near the capital of Haiti— Port-au-Prince region (“The Devastating Haiti Earthquake: Questions and Answers”). The region includes the cities of Carrefour, Petion-Ville, Delmas, Tabarre, Cite Soleil

  • Personal Narrative: The 2010 Earthquake In Haiti

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    before his rescue (CBN News, 2010). Houses collapsed and buildings crumbled, leaving devastation and homelessness across the poor island nation. Just eight months earlier at a robotics competition in Atlanta, I had met six exuberant students from Haiti. At the time, I knew very little about earthquakes, and never imagined that such a disaster could ever happen in their country. …I was relieved to find out that none of my six friends were hurt in the 2010 earthquake. However, Haiti remains at constant

  • The 2010 Haiti Earthquake

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    The task at hand is due to the recent earthquake in Haiti. Due to this earthquake many survivors have been left homeless and without a bed to sleep on. It is then our job as the called upon engineers to design a suitable bed for the surviving population in which will provide them with a comfortable night’s sleep. In order for this task to be a success many specifications and constraints will need to be considered as this designed bed must be suitable for their living conditions and must be a long

  • How The 2010 Haiti Earthquake Changed My Life

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    In January 12, 2010, I encounter a tragedy that had me believe that I wasn't going to see what my life would be like after I graduate college. this unforgettable tragedy was the 2010 Haiti earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0.  The day start like every  normal day. I remember waking up at about 7:25 and took a shower after that i put on my school uniform. I remember I had coffee and with a baguette (a long thin French bread made from basic lean dough).  Before I left my house, my Aunt called me and

  • A Comparison and Contrast of Earthquake in Haiti and Chile in 2010

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    becomes too great to bear by the crust in the future, the crust will snap or slip causing earthquakes. As a type of geophysical hazard, earthquakes are inevitable for mankind living on the Earth, which destroy tremendous buildings, and take human life away. However, influences of earthquakes can be reduced if people take appropriate actions. This report provide an overview of two earthquakes that happened in

  • 2010 Chile Earthquake Case Study

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    Earthquake Case History: 2010 Mw = 8.8 Mega-thrust Earthquake, Maule, Chile 5/2/13 By Travis Eddy 1. Introduction In early 2010 central south Chile experienced a Mw = 8.8 earthquake and large tsunami waves that devastated areas on the Chilean Pacific coast, nearby offshore islands, and areas near the epicenter. In addition to the tsunami, the earthquake had many other geological consequences including aftershocks, terrestrial and submarine land-sliding, elevation changes, and a gravity

  • The Devastating 2010 Earthquake On The United States

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    Executive Summary The devastating 2010 earthquake left Haiti in ruins. This meant Haiti would mostly rely on foreign aids to stand back to its feet. Most didn’t hesitate to come in to assist mostly the USA and other foreign aids which donated over $5 billion to help Haiti. However, so many questions have been raised on to how well these funds were used. This report includes facts to show how the funds were voluntarily misappropriated by a number of players including the foreign aids (both domestic

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