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Haiti earthquake and the 5 Ws

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Jose Anguita-Caseny

on 23 October 2012

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By Jose =) Haiti earthquake (the 5 Ws) The earthquake started at 16:53, local time on Tuesday, 12 January 2010 WHEN Who The earthquake hit Port-au-Prince, Leogane and Jacmel. There was also a tsunami about three meters high, which slammed shores along the Bay of Port-au-Prince and the southern coast of the island of Hispaniola Where Haiti is situated on the North of the Caribbean plate and the North American plate. The North American plate is moving west. This movement is not smooth and there is friction between the North American plate and the Caribbean plate. Pressure builds between the two plates until it is released as an earthquake. Why The earthquake caused major damage in Port-au-Prince, Jacmel and other places in the region. Many buildings, were significantly damaged or destroyed. There was also tsunami which slammed the shores of Port-au-Prince, and Hispaniola. One of the civilians said: "everywhere I go, i see injured people groaning and crying in pain. " What The earthquake killed 316,000 people, 300,000 had been injured and 1,000,000 made homeless. A Haitian boy receives treatment at a MINUSTAH logistics base THANKS FOR WATCHING
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