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Haiti: Earthquake: 2010/01/12 Country Information on DRR

Period 2010/01/12
Country or District Haiti
Event Type Earthquake
Outline 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.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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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 Region HAITI REGION

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

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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)

[ERI 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.


International Charter 2010/01/13
Earthquake in Haiti

Nagoya University (NGY) Earthquake Report
Japanese only 2010/01/12
7.0 quake hits Haiti; \'Serious loss of life\' expected