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2010 Haiti yirdquauk

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2010 Haiti yirdquauk
DateTuesday, 12 Januar 2010
Oreegin time16:53
Magnitude7.0 Mw
Depth13 km (8.1 mile)
Epicentre18°27′25″N 72°31′59″W / 18.457°N 72.533°W / 18.457; -72.533
Max. intensityMM X
Peak acceleration0.5 g[1]
TsunamiYes (localized)[2]
Casualties316,000 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 mile) 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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  2. Lessons to be learned from Haiti's tsunami BBC News, 25 February 2010
  3. "Earthquakes with 50,000 or More Deaths". USGS. 14 Apryle 2011. Archived frae the original on 7 Mey 2013. Retrieved 17 Mairch 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 Februar 2010.
  6. Clarens Renois (5 Februar 2010). "Haitians angry over slow aid". Melbourne: The Age. Archived frae the original on 7 Februar 2010. Retrieved 5 Februar 2010. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)