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What are some key facts of the haiti Earthquake?
For my home work I have to write a newspaper report on the haiti earthquake. I have to included things like :
what the effects had on the land around it
and so on...
thank you for yur help!!!x
- Anonymous9 years agoFavorite Answer
2010 Haiti Earthquake Facts
"These Haiti Earthquake Facts were compiled shortly after the earthquake. See below for a more recent update to the earthquake facts.
This was a 7.0 magnitude earthquake .
The USGS says this was the strongest earthquake to hit the area that is now known as Haiti since 1770.
61 reported dead and 180 people unaccounted for, mostly Haitian national staff according to UN numbers. (It is my opinion this number is way too low.)
Porte-au-Prince's population is 2,000,000
The Haitian government estimates 200,000 have died as a result of this sad incident. 1/21/10
2,000,000 people have been left homeless.
3,000,000 people are in need of emergency aid.
January 20, 2010 - 5.9 magnitude aftershock that did little damage.
$195 million dollars in aid has been received so far with another $112 million dollars pledged according to one report.
Another states that $575 million has been collected via agencies like the World Food Program and UNICEF.
The U.S. government has so far given $171 million in humanitarian aid to the Haiti earthquake relief efforts as of 1/21/10.
The USAID's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance share is $82 million.
The USAID's Office of Food for Peace contribution amounts to $68 million.
USAID Dominican Republic health related assistance totals $1 million.
3 million meals have been delivered to 200,000 people. This is far short of the 3,000,000 people believed to have been effected by this quake.
UN allocated $40 million for cash for work programs to employ Haitians to help clear away all the rubble.
9,000 peace keepers in Haiti with another 3,500 to be sent there soon.
As of January 20th the US military has 2,000 troops on the ground assisting now with another 2,000 airborne personal on the way there. An additional 9,500 personal are afloat standing by nearby.
The US has flown 136 air missions bringing 2,400 tons of food and supplies and 1,900 passengers into Haiti.
The Toussaint L’Ouverture International Airport is open 24/7 with 153 flights scheduled for January 21st. Of those 38 were US support flights.
On January the 19th 165,000 bottles of water and 152,000 liters of bulk water were distributed.
The US Navy's Nimitz class USS Carl Vinson is producing 100,000 gallons of drinkable water per day.
Water tanks are being built in different parts of the city.
38.5 tons of water, or 62,880 bottles of water have been distributed by the U.S. Coast Guard to date.
14,500 MRE's, Meals Ready to Eat, and 15,000 liters of water are scheduled to be air dropped via C-17 on January the 21st.
So far there are 4 food and water distribution hubs. These 4 hubs distribute the supplies to 190 distribution points that reach 96,000 people
Mexico plans to send doctors, infrastructure damage experts and search and resue dogs aid.
China will help out with $1 million.
Ireland: Digicel, an Irish telecommunications company, is donating $5 million directly to relief agencies providing aid in Haiti. Since the company is a prominent cell-phone company in the Caribbean, they will also send specialists to assist in repairing damaged phone networks.
France Has committed 65 clearing specialists, 6 sniffer dogs, 2 doctors and 2 nurses.
The Netherlands will provide $2.9 million.
Spain has pledged $4.3 million to relief efforts.
Italy is in the process of sending a C-130 cargo plane that is equipped with a emergency medical personal and a mobile field hospital.
Haiti's population is about 9 million people.
Haiti is the poorest Western Hemisphere country.
Haiti is about the same size as Maryland.
Port-au-Prince is the capital of Haiti.
Of Haiti's 14 airports only 4 have runways that are paved."
Have a pleasant day.
- Anonymous9 years ago
American Christians sent Bibles on one of the earlies planes to take in supplies to them. Fat lot of good these would do.