The 2010 Haiti earthquake (French: Séisme de 2010 à Haïti; Haitian Creole: Tranblemanntè 12 janvye 2010 nan peyi Ayiti) was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 M w earthquake, with an epicenter near the town of Léogâne and approximately 25 kilometres (16 mi) west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital.Areas affected: Haiti, Dominican Republic.
The timeline of rescue efforts after the 2010 Haiti earthquake of 12 January 2010 involves the sequence of events in the days following a highly destructive 7.0 Mw earthquake with an epicenter 25 kilometres (16 mi) west of the nation's capital, Port-au-Prince.With at least 70% of the city's buildings destroyed, the earthquake also caused damage and loss of life in other parts of the country.
Jun 25, 2019 · The 7.0 quake that struck Haiti was the same strength as the Loma Prieta earthquake that struck San Francisco during the 1989 World Series. But Haiti's quake was 6.2 miles below the surface. It was also just 10 miles from the capital of Port-au-Prince. .
Jan 13, 2010 · The Science Behind Haiti's Earthquake Haiti sits right at the spot where the tectonic North American plate and the Caribbean plate meet. One fault line .