Haiti Earthquake






  • An Earthquake of 7.0 magnitude hit Haiti on January 12, 2012
  • The epicenter was 25 km west of Port-au-Prince, Haitiís Capital
  • Around 3 million people were affected by the earthquake
  • At least 52 aftershocks were measured 4.5 or greater
  • It has been reported that 316 000 people had died
  • 300 000 injured
  • 1,000,000 became homeless due to the destruction
  • 4000 schools were destroyed or severely damaged
  • World Bank provide $100 million in extra funding
  • UNICEF made an urgent appeal to get help to the injured


Where the epicenter occurred in Haiti

Russian rescuers pull an 11-year-old boy out of a destroyed house

Streets of Port-au-Prince

People grabbing water bottles that were dropped off by the Navy helicopter

Haitian child rescued

Building crumbled due to the earthquake


  • April 2, 2012 - The New York Times - Haiti read more
  • June 26, 2012 - Long Island News Day - Haiti Quake Population Drop Below 400,000 read more
  • January 12, 2011 - Time - Haitiís Quake, One Year Later: Itís the rubble stupid! read more
  • November 29, 2010 - Time - Haitiís Presidential Vote: Outrage over a ďSelectionĒ read more
  • June 12, 2012 - Forbes - Haitian Womenís Employment Stuck in Aftershock read more


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