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Duration2010/01/12 A magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti on 12 January 2010, toppling buildings in the capital Port-au-Prince, burying residents in rubble and causing many deaths and injuries.
Country or DistrictHaiti

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  • OCHA ReliefWeb 2010/03/14
    The official figures from the Government’s Directorate of Civil Protection states that an estimated 222,517 people died and another
    310,928 were injured.
  • VOA news 2010/01/24
    Death Toll Rises in Haiti Quake Rises to 150,000
  • USGS Earthquake Hazard Program
    Magnitude 7.0
    Date-Time Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 21:53:09 UTC
    Location 18.451°N, 72.445°W
    Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
  • OCHA ReliefWeb 2010/01/12
    The capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince, has been severely affected including critical city infrastructure components such as, electricity, water and phone services. Initial reports indicate a large number of casualties and widespread damage.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2010/01/13
    The epicenter of the quake was inland and only 10 miles (16 km) from Port-au-Prince
Geographycal Data Information
  • GDAC 2010/01/12
    On 1/12/2010 9:53:09 PM UTC an earthquake of magnitude 7 and depth 10km has struck an very highly populated area in the Ouest Province (population: 2.2 million) in Haiti. GDACS estimates the likelihood for need of international humanitarian intervention to be high (Red alert).
  • OCHA ReliefWeb 2010/01/12
    Haiti: Earthquakes (as of 12 Jan 2010)
    Estimated population exposure
  • OCHA ReliefWeb 2010/01/12
    Haiti: Earthquakes (as of 12 Jan 2010)
Emergency Relief Information
  • OCHA 2010/01/15
    United Nations agencies and Non Governmental Organizations today (15 January 2010) jointly issued a Flash Appeal seeking US $562 million to provide immediate assistance for six months to 3 million people severely affected by the earthquake that devastated Haiti.
  • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
    The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is launching a preliminary emergency appeal seeking a total of 10 million Swiss francs (10 million US dollars/6.8 million euro) to deliver assistance an initial 20,000 families affected by the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on Tuesday.
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