Haitian earthquake map. The flame of truth is flickering near oblivion. Its capital is port au prince. The maps displayed below show how earthquake hazards vary across the united states. Haiti was the second country in the americas after the united states to free itself from colonial rule.
Geographical and historical treatment of haiti including maps and statistics as well as a survey of its people economy and government. Seisme de 2010 a haiti. Inside disaster is an interactive website about the haiti earthquake and humanitarian work. The initial shock registered a magnitude of 70 and was soon followed by two aftershocks of magnitudes 59 and 55.
Some comments on construction which have been referenced above. Haitian truthorg proud to be haitis most informative news site. 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. 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 earthquake hit at 453 pm some 15 miles 25 km southwest of the haitian capital of port au prince. 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. 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.
An official said the ship appeared to be an american vessel engaged in people smuggling.