Essay On Haiti's 2010 Earthquake

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Haiti’s 2010 earthquake was caused from two sides of the fault line moving past each other in an east and west direction, resulting in a geological catastrophe. This is contributed by its geographical location. In addition, Haiti was not doing well before the earthquake due to the poor infrastructure. The earthquake at its height was recorded to be a 7.0 on the Richter Scale. Various geological components of the earthquake caused tremendous aftermath. There are various theories as to how the earthquake began such as tectonic plate movements, climate change, and HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program). After the earthquake, many of the buildings were part of the landscape due to the lack of building codes. Ten years later, Haiti has still not fully recovered due to lack of help of prevention from their international organizations. Haiti is a small country located on the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean. It is so small, in fact, that the entire country is smaller than the U.S. state of Maryland.…show more content…
There are many plains and ranges that are on the fault line. This makes Haiti extremely susceptible to severe weather patterns. Prior to the earthquake, Haiti had poor infrastructure due to poor building codes. This means that builders were not required to follow a strict set of rules that could withstand the rough weather. The country was recovering from previous tropical storms and two hurricanes before the 2010 earthquake. With that in mind, Haiti was in a constant struggle to keep itself above ground and safe. Since the buildings could not withstand the severe weather patterns, it was constantly being torn down and ripped apart by nature. Therefore, the builders were putting effort into constructing structures that would be washed away days later. Especially since they were not required to follow strict rules that could enable the country to withstand the effects of fierce winds and

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