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Haiti earthquake (2)


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Haiti earthquake (2)

  1. 1. HAITI EARTHQUAKE (2010) Júlia Bisquert Lloveras
  2. 2. What is an earthquake?• It’s a shaking of land inside the Earth.• Main causes: - Tectonic activities. - Volcanic processes.
  3. 3. Location• It happened in Haiti, 15 km from the capital, Port au Prince.
  4. 4. Story about the catastrophe• It occurred the 12th of January in 2010.• There had been 52 aftershocks.
  5. 5. Consequences and effects• Soil movement.• Rupture and friction of tectonic plates.
  6. 6. Casualties, injured, effects...• 316.000 dead people.• 350.000 injured.• More than 1.5 million people were left homeless.
  7. 7. Some other catastrophes of the same time• A beach was hit by a localized tsunami shortly after the earthquake.• Three people were swept out to sea by the wave.
  8. 8. Did you know that...?• A two-year-old girl survived during six days under some debris.• The police fired in the air and killed a young 15-old-year boy by accident.
  9. 9. Tips on how we can protect in case of an earthquake• Seek shelter under tables/desks or next to a pillar.• Go away from windows.• Don’t use the elevator.• Don’t enter into damaged buildings.
  10. 10. Bibliography• Images: Google Images.• Information: Wikipedia,,,