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Originally posted by muzzleflash
I do not mean to sound weird or anything. But I would have rather the quake hit my town. We would have been a bit better off and been able to react with medical and rescue services far faster.
Originally posted by thecrow001
reply to post by Canslli
As much as i dont want deaths if there are any lets hope it was quck and not dragged out.
This needs to be posted on more sites maybe just maybe people will be willing to help out more and stop moaning about the snow in the UK.
Any ideas on how to help these people other than the normal ways...
AFP: headquarters of the U.N. Stabilization Mission in Haiti has been destroyed, numerous people underneath the rubble, both dead, injured
The January 12, 2010, Haiti earthquake occurred in the boundary region separating the Caribbean plate and the North America plate. This plate boundary is dominated by left-lateral strike slip motion and compression, and accommodates about 20 mm/y slip, with the Caribbean plate moving eastward with respect to the North America plate. Haiti occupies the western part of the island of Hispaniola, one of the Greater Antilles islands, situated between Puerto Rico and Cuba.
At the longitude of the January 12 earthquake, motion between the Caribbean and North American plates is partitioned between two major east-west trending, strike-slip fault systems -- the Septentrional fault system in northern Haiti and the Enriquillo-Plaintain Garden fault system in southern Haiti.
The location and focal mechanism of the earthquake are consistent with the event having occurred as left-lateral strike slip faulting on the Enriquillo-Plaintain Garden fault system. This fault system accommodates about 7 mm/y, nearly half the overall motion between the Caribbean plate and North America plate. The Enriquillo-Plaintain Garden fault system has not produced a major earthquake in recent decades. The EPGFZ is the likely source of historical large earthquakes in 1860, 1770, 1761, 1751, 1684, 1673, and 1618, though none of these has been confirmed in the field as associated with this fault.
Originally posted by asala
city centre of Port au Prince destroyed according to AFP
Also another aftershock just hit while skynew man was on camera,
Gas station fell on top of occupied car during Haiti earthquake.
Widespread Power Outages In Haiti: Witnesses - CNN