Enriquillo-Plantain Garden fault zone

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  • Hazards Research Assignment : Haiti Earthquake And Landslide

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    inch per year. But the two plates don 't directly drift past one another. Struggle builds up along inaccuracy at the plate borderlines until it 's emancipated in a sudden burst of exuberance. The image below shows orange dotted lines representing fault lines which led to the earthquake. This image below shows which direction the North American plates and the Caribbean plates are moving Impacts of the disaster Social impacts of the earthquake (consequences of the earthquake) • 3 million

  • Haiti Earthquake Essay

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    summer of 2008, causing nearly 800 deaths.[27] Geology USGS intensity map Map showing regional tectonic setting of the Enriquillo-Plantain Garden fault zone Tiny dots of white against the plant-covered landscape (red in this image) are possible landslides, a common occurrence in mountainous terrain after large earthquakes. The Enriquillo-Plantain Garden fault zone runs along the two linear valleys at the top of the imageThe magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake occurred inland,

  • Description Of The 2010 Earthquake : The 2010 Haiti Earthquake

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    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 reach the surface of the Earth. According to researchers from the University of Colorado, the rupture was “approximately 65 kilometers

  • Haitian Revolution Essay

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    Republic of Haiti is within close proximity to the United States; situated between the North Atlantic and Caribbean Sea (DesRoches, Comerio, Eberhard, Mooney, & Rix, 2011). Haiti rests along the Enriquillo–Plantain Garden fault (EPGF) zone, which extends from South Hispaniola to Jamaica’s Plantain Garden River (DesRoches, Comerio, Eberhard, Mooney, & Rix, 2011). Historically, the country has sustained a multitude of natural disasters, including cyclones, hurricanes, tropical storms, and earthquakes

  • Earthquakes Case Studies: Vancouver And Haiti

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    The island is located on a fault where the Caribbean plate and North American plate interact and diverge into two branches known as the Enriquillo–Plantain Garden fault zone in the South and Septentrional-Oriente fault in the North forming the Gonâve microplate (figure 5). This fault exhibits a strike-slip motion as the Caribbean plate moves eastwards relative to the North American plate. Haiti has historically

  • Japan Earthquake Of 2011 And The Haiti Earthquake

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    Earthquakes occur daily as plates of lithosphere travel on asthenosphere; however, some earthquakes are larger and cause more damage than others. Major earthquake zones include the circum-pacific region, Indonesia to Europe, Caribbean and Sandwich Islands, mid-ocean ridges, and East Africa. Larger earthquakes are rarer than smaller earthquakes, yet when they do occur, they are memorable. The Japan earthquake of 2011 and the Haiti earthquake of 2010 are memorable for unfavorable circumstances, yet

  • The Major Causes Of Thruakes : The Earthquakes Of The Earth

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    earthquakes are connected with plate subduction, where one plate thrusts under another. Earthquakes form at plate boundaries, where lithospheric plates are converging, diverging, or sliding past each other (Erickson 39). The longer and deeper the fault goes, the larger and more dangerous the earthquake will be (Erickson 49). Earthquakes are caused by the sudden release of energy within some limited region of the rocks of the Earth (“Earthquakes”). Half of the world’s population lives in coastal regions

  • The Destruction And Devastation Of Earthquakes

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    earth. Earthquakes are the shaking, bouncing or rocking motion of the ground. Earthquakes are caused by the movement of tectonic plates. They occur when the tectonic plates slide past each other, or are pushed into each other. They usually occur near fault lines, which are boundaries where two separate plates meet. Even though there are thousands of earthquakes each year, only some of them cause tremendous damage and devastation. An earthquake has the ability to wipe out an entire community, damage strong