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The 2010 Haiti earthquakewas a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake. The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake. Its epicentre was near the town of Léogâne, approximately 25 km (16 miles) west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital.
The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake. The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake. The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake.
The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake. The earthquake occurred at 16:53 local time on Tuesday, 12 January 2010 ] By 24 January, at least 52 aftershocks measuring 4.5 or greater had been recorded.
The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake
 

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As of Feb. 12, an estimated three million people were affected by the quake; the Haitian Government reports that between 217,000 and 230,000 people had been identified as dead, an estimated 300,000 injured, and an estimated 1,000,000 homeless.

Seen here dead bodies on the streats of Port au Prince.

Seen here dead bodies on the streats of Port au Prince.
Seen here the National Bank

The death toll is expected to rise. They also estimated that 250,000 residences and 30,000 commercial buildings had collapsed or were severely damaged.

Seen here the National Bank

The earthquake caused major damage to Port-au-Prince, Jacmel and other settlements in the region.

Scenes from Jacmel

Jacmel
Jacmel Jacmel Jacmel
Many notable landmark buildings were significantly damaged or destroyed, including the Presidential Palace, Many notable landmark buildings were significantly damaged or destroyed, including the Presidential Palace, the National Assembly building...
the Port-au-Prince Cathedral, and the main jail. Among those killed were Archbishop of Port-au-Prince Joseph Serge Miot, and opposition leader Micha Gaillard. The headquarters of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), located in the capital, collapsed, killing many, including the Mission's Chief, Hédi Annabi.
Port-au-Prince Cathedral, among those killed were Archbishop of Port-au-Prince Joseph Serge Miot
Many countries responded to appeals for humanitarian aid, pledging funds and dispatching rescue and medical teams, engineers and support personnel. Many countries responded to appeals for humanitarian aid, pledging funds and dispatching rescue and medical teams, engineers and support personnel. Communication systems, air, land, and sea transport facilities, hospitals, and electrical networks had been damaged by the earthquake, which hampered rescue and aid efforts; confusion over who was in charge, air traffic congestion, and problems with prioritisation of flights further complicated early relief work.
Port-au-Prince's morgues were quickly overwhelmed; tens of thousands of bodies were buried in mass graves. As rescues tailed off, supplies, medical care and sanitation became priorities. Delays in aid distribution led to angry appeals from aid workers and survivors, and some looting and sporadic violence were observed. Port-au-Prince's morgues were quickly overwhelmed; tens of thousands of bodies were buried in mass graves.

On 22 January the United Nations noted that the emergency phase of the relief operation was drawing to a close, and on the following day the Haitian government officially called off the search for survivors.

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