2010 Haiti yirdquauk

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2010 Haiti yirdquauk
Date Tuesday, 12 Januar 2010
Origin time 16:53
Magnitude 7.0 Mw
Depth 13 km (8.1 miles)
Epicenter 18°27′25″N 72°31′59″W / 18.457°N 72.533°W / 18.457; -72.533
Max. intensity MM X
Peak acceleration 0.5 g[1]
Tsunami Yes (localized)[2]
Casualties 316,000 daiths (government estimate; 2nt deadliest yirdquauk o aw time)[3]

The 2010 Haiti yirdquauk wis a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw yirdquauk, wi an epicenter near the toun o Léogâne (Ouest Depairtment), approximately 25 km (16 miles) wast o Port-au-Prince, Haiti's caipital. The yirdquauk occurred at 16:53 local time (21:53 UTC) on Tuesday, 12 Januar 2010.

Bi 24 Januar, at least 52 aftershocks measurin 4.5 or greater haed been recorded. An estimatit three million fowk wur affectit bi the quake. The heichest reliable daith coont wis estimatit at 220,000.[4] Haitian govrenment estimates wur heicher.[5]

The govrenment o Haiti estimatit that 250,000 residences an 30,000 commercial biggins haed collapsed or wur severely damaged.[6]

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  1. Lin, Rong-Gong; Allen, Sam (26 February 2011). "New Zealand quake raises questions about L.A. buildings". Los Angeles Times (Tribune). Archived from the original on 3 March 2011. Retrieved 27 February 2011. 
  2. Lessons to be learned from Haiti's tsunami BBC News, 25 February 2010
  3. "Earthquakes with 50,000 or More Deaths". USGS. 14 April 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  4. "A Call to Action: Haiti at 6 months", World Vision Australia (2010-07-12). Retrieved 13 January 2011.
  5. "Haiti quake death toll rises to 230,000". BBC. 10 February 2010. 
  6. Clarens Renois (5 February 2010). "Haitians angry over slow aid". Melbourne: The Age. Archived from the original on 7 February 2010. Retrieved 5 February 2010.