Haitian earthquake map. Haitis primary location puts it in the path of hurricanes which makes earthquake codes very hard to enforce due to the danger of death from wind damage and flooding. The 2010 haiti earthquake french. Hazards are measured as the likelihood of experiencing earthquake shaking of various intensitieshow to read the mapsthe colors in the maps denote seismic design categories sdcs which reflect the likelihood of experiencing earthquake shaking of various. Haitian truthorg proud to be haitis most informative news site.
Haiti was the second country in the americas after the united states to free itself from colonial rule. At least 28 haitian migrants dead after their boat sinks off bahamas. Tranblemannte 12 janvye 2010 nan peyi ayiti was a catastrophic magnitude 70 m w earthquake with an epicenter near the town of leogane approximately 25 kilometres 16 mi west of port au prince haitis capital. The maps displayed below show how earthquake hazards vary across the united states.
The flame of truth is flickering near oblivion. The initial shock registered a magnitude of 70 and was soon followed by two aftershocks of magnitudes 59 and 55. We are dedicated to fanning them with facts. An official said the ship appeared to be an american vessel engaged in people smuggling.
Explore original photo video and research from haiti and across the web. Inside disaster is an interactive website about the haiti earthquake and humanitarian work. Earthquake hazard maps maps showing how earthquake hazards vary across the united states. At the time of european conquest the island of hispaniola of which haiti occupies the western three eighths was one of many caribbean islands inhabited by the taino native americans speakers of an arawakan language called taino which has been preserved in the haitian creole language.
Geographical and historical treatment of haiti including maps and statistics as well as a survey of its people economy and government.