Technical Research
2010 Haiti Earthquake
      @CrisisCamp SHDH
        Jan 17, 2010
2010 Haiti Earthquake
Jan 12, 2010 Tue 21:53 UTC
(4:53 pm local time)

7.0-magnitude earthquake

Epicenter near Leogane 25...
2010 Haiti Earthquake
7.0 M Earthquake occurred
along a strike-slip fault
where one side of a vertical
slips horizontally ...
2010 Haiti Earthquake
At least 33 aftershocks

14 of 33 aftershocks in magnitudes of 5.0
and 5.9

Estimated 3 million of H...
2010 Haiti Earthquake

Most hospitals in the area were destroyed

Structures & people on surface were
exposed to tremors s...
2010 Haiti Earthquake


Recorded six aftershocks within 2 hours in
magnitudes of 5.9, 5.5, 5.1, 4.8, 4.5, 4.5

Within 9 hr...
2010 Haiti Earthquake
Haiti has no building codes with low
construction standards

Some buildings were built on slopes wit...
2010 Haiti Earthquake
Lack of medical and rescue infrastructure
and personnel

Medical facilities are badly damaged

Many ...
2010 Haiti Earthquake


Haiti has virtually no heavy machinery to lift
tons of rubble

Red Cross’s forensic specialists ar...
2010 Haiti Relief

Dominican Republic has sent eight mobile
medical units along with 36 doctors including
orthopedics, tra...
2010 Haiti Relief
Qatar sent 50 tones of urgent relief
materials setting up field hospital

Israel established a field hospi...
2010 Haiti Relief
American Red Cross set a record of mobile donating
accepting $10 donations by cellular phone text
messag...
2010 Haiti Relief
Argentine Military Field Hospital was the only
one available until Jan 13, 2010

Doctors Without Borders...
2010 Haiti Relief
By Jan 16, 2010 seven Field Hospitals had
been established with available rooms
without electricity

Mos...
2010 Haiti Relief
Some medical teams ran out of supplies they
arrived with. Construct splints out of
cardboard while re-us...
Relief Calculation Template
  Individual needs at least 15 liters a day.
  Sometimes one survive with 6 liters a day
  for...
Haiti
Republic of Haiti

Caribbean country

Total Area: 27,751 sq. km
(10,714 sq mi)
                             Populati...
Haiti

Haiti is divided into ten
departments

departments are divided into
41 arrondissements

133 communes of 2nd & 3rd
L...
Haiti
   ! 1. Artibonite (Gonaïves)
 2.! Centre (Hinche)
!3.! Grand'Anse (Jérémie)
!4.! Nippes (Miragoâne)
!5.! Nord (Cap-...
Haiti Environment



Deforestation & soil erosion has caused
periodic flooding & mudslides
Haiti Health
50% of children are unvaccinated

40% of population are access to basic health care

50% of deaths are relate...
Haiti Economy
Haiti is considered as the poorest country &
least developed in the Americas

Nominal GDP of 7.018 billion U...
Haiti Economy
66% Haitians work in agricultural sector in
small-scale subsistence farming

Mangoes & coffee are two most i...
Haiti Education
15,200 primary schools, 90% non-public

67% primary school enrollment

<30% reach 6th grade

20% reach sec...
Haiti Population

50% of 10 Million Haitians are under 20 year
old

Highest fertility rate in Western Hemisphere
Red Cross Estimates


3 million Haitians will require aid ranging
from shelter to food and clean water for a
full year
References
Haiti Capital
       Port-au-Prince

18° 32′ 0″ N, 72° 20′ 0″ W

18.533333, -72.333333
http://stable.toolserver.org/geohac...
Haiti Climate
Tropical Climate

Rainy season is in summer May-Jul

Rains last for an hr or two in the evening

Hurricane s...
Medical Relief Supplies
 Antibiotics

 IV solutions

 Hospital supplies for patients with trauma
 injuries

 Bandages and ...
Sphere Project
Humanitarian Charter &
 Minimum Standards in
  Disaster Response
 2010 Revised Edition
 http://www.spherepr...
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    1. 1. Technical Research 2010 Haiti Earthquake @CrisisCamp SHDH Jan 17, 2010
    2. 2. 2010 Haiti Earthquake Jan 12, 2010 Tue 21:53 UTC (4:53 pm local time) 7.0-magnitude earthquake Epicenter near Leogane 25 km (16 miles) west of capital Earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8.1 mile) On Enriquillo-Plantain Garden fault system in the south locked solid for 250 years
    3. 3. 2010 Haiti Earthquake 7.0 M Earthquake occurred along a strike-slip fault where one side of a vertical slips horizontally past the other California’s San Andreas fault is also characterized as strike-slip
    4. 4. 2010 Haiti Earthquake At least 33 aftershocks 14 of 33 aftershocks in magnitudes of 5.0 and 5.9 Estimated 3 million of Haitians are affected Estimated 200,000 deaths exceeding Red Cross estimates of 45,000-50,000 70,000 bodies are buried in mass graves (30% of dead bodies)
    5. 5. 2010 Haiti Earthquake Most hospitals in the area were destroyed Structures & people on surface were exposed to tremors since the quake is under land and the fault is shallow M 7.0 earthquake is 65 km (40 mile) long with mean slip of 1.8 m (5.9 ft)
    6. 6. 2010 Haiti Earthquake Recorded six aftershocks within 2 hours in magnitudes of 5.9, 5.5, 5.1, 4.8, 4.5, 4.5 Within 9 hrs 26 afterpenisshocks of magnitude >4.2 (12 of them >5.0)
    7. 7. 2010 Haiti Earthquake Haiti has no building codes with low construction standards Some buildings were built on slopes with insufficient foundations or steel 2 million Haitians live as squatters on land they don’t own suffers from shortages of fuel & potable water even before earthquake
    8. 8. 2010 Haiti Earthquake Lack of medical and rescue infrastructure and personnel Medical facilities are badly damaged Many of the injured in the initial days after the earthquake didn’t have access to health care and died Some reports indicated 250,000 Haitians sustained injuries and one million Haitians were left homeless
    9. 9. 2010 Haiti Earthquake Haiti has virtually no heavy machinery to lift tons of rubble Red Cross’s forensic specialists are recovering & identifying quake victims
    10. 10. 2010 Haiti Relief Dominican Republic has sent eight mobile medical units along with 36 doctors including orthopedics, traumatologists, anesthesiologists, and surgeons Same government has dispatched 10 mobile kitchens and 110 cooks who can prepare 100,000 meals per day
    11. 11. 2010 Haiti Relief Qatar sent 50 tones of urgent relief materials setting up field hospital Israel established a field hospital near United Nations building China dispatched a chartered plane of 10 tons of tents, food, medical equipment, sniffer dogs, 60-member earthquake relief team
    12. 12. 2010 Haiti Relief American Red Cross set a record of mobile donating accepting $10 donations by cellular phone text messages raising $7 million in 24 hours OpenStreetMap improve mapping using post- earthquake satellite photography provided by GeoEye Ushahidi coordinated messages from multiple sites to assist Haitians still trapped or get words to family members of survivors Red Cross site receive 5,000 registrations mostly from US & Canada to find missing Haitians
    13. 13. 2010 Haiti Relief Argentine Military Field Hospital was the only one available until Jan 13, 2010 Doctors Without Borders operated out of two hospitals treating about 500 people who needed emergency surgery Parking lot served as triage center Wounded were forced to lie in tents for treatment
    14. 14. 2010 Haiti Relief By Jan 16, 2010 seven Field Hospitals had been established with available rooms without electricity Most serious procedures involved caesarian sections and amputations A doctor from “Doctors Without Borders) perform 400 amputations on patients who had been trapped in buildings
    15. 15. 2010 Haiti Relief Some medical teams ran out of supplies they arrived with. Construct splints out of cardboard while re-using latex gloves Other rescue units are forced to withdraw as night fell for security reasons 600 emergency flights had landed and 50 were diverted. Before earthquake 380,000 orphans in Haiti
    16. 16. Relief Calculation Template Individual needs at least 15 liters a day. Sometimes one survive with 6 liters a day for a limited amount of time “Sphere” handbook provides guidelines for how best to respond to humanitarian emergencies Local Assessment on shelter - count no. of houses destroyed in a limited area and extrapolate for whole affected area Base on past experience on previous earthquakes on media reports & info on the ground
    17. 17. Haiti Republic of Haiti Caribbean country Total Area: 27,751 sq. km (10,714 sq mi) Population: 10,033,000 Capital: Port-au-Prince Currency: Gourde (HTG) Official Languages: Haitian Creole & French Time Zone: UTC-5 95% Black, 5% Mulatto & Internet TLD: .ht White Calling Code: 509
    18. 18. Haiti Haiti is divided into ten departments departments are divided into 41 arrondissements 133 communes of 2nd & 3rd Level administrative divisions
    19. 19. Haiti ! 1. Artibonite (Gonaïves) 2.! Centre (Hinche) !3.! Grand'Anse (Jérémie) !4.! Nippes (Miragoâne) !5.! Nord (Cap-Haïtien) !6.! Nord-Est (Fort-Liberté) !7.! Nord-Ouest (Port-de-Paix) !8.! Ouest (Port-au-Prince) !9.! Sud-Est (Jacmel) !10.!Sud (Les Cayes)
    20. 20. Haiti Environment Deforestation & soil erosion has caused periodic flooding & mudslides
    21. 21. Haiti Health 50% of children are unvaccinated 40% of population are access to basic health care 50% of deaths are related to 1) HIV /AIDS 2) Respiratory infections 3) Meningitis 4) Diarrheal diseases including cholera & typhoid 90% of children suffer from waterborne diseases & intestinal parasites 5% of Adult is infected with HIV Tuberculosis (TB) are ten times as high as other Latin American countries 30,000 suffer from Malaria
    22. 22. Haiti Economy Haiti is considered as the poorest country & least developed in the Americas Nominal GDP of 7.018 billion USD in 2009 GDP per capita of 790 USD Most Haitians live on $2 or less per day 65.9% literacy rate is lowest in the region Over 80% college graduates emigrated to US
    23. 23. Haiti Economy 66% Haitians work in agricultural sector in small-scale subsistence farming Mangoes & coffee are two most important exports Foreign aid is 30-40% of national government’s budget (US, Canada, European Union)
    24. 24. Haiti Education 15,200 primary schools, 90% non-public 67% primary school enrollment <30% reach 6th grade 20% reach secondary school Education system is based on French system
    25. 25. Haiti Population 50% of 10 Million Haitians are under 20 year old Highest fertility rate in Western Hemisphere
    26. 26. Red Cross Estimates 3 million Haitians will require aid ranging from shelter to food and clean water for a full year
    27. 27. References
    28. 28. Haiti Capital Port-au-Prince 18° 32′ 0″ N, 72° 20′ 0″ W 18.533333, -72.333333 http://stable.toolserver.org/geohack/geohack.php? pagename=Haiti&params=18_32_N_72_20_W_type:country
    29. 29. Haiti Climate Tropical Climate Rainy season is in summer May-Jul Rains last for an hr or two in the evening Hurricane season is Jul-Oct Winters Dec-Jan is dry Day temperature 70s-80s F / 23-32 C Night temperature 60s-70s F / 15-27C
    30. 30. Medical Relief Supplies Antibiotics IV solutions Hospital supplies for patients with trauma injuries Bandages and other first aid materials Pain relievers Primary care medicines for children and adults
    31. 31. Sphere Project Humanitarian Charter & Minimum Standards in Disaster Response 2010 Revised Edition http://www.sphereproject.org/content/view/530/302/lang,english/
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