Haiti Earthquake 2010
On January 12, 2010, Haiti was hit by one of the worst disaster in its history. A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the island around the city of Leogane located about 10 miles sout of Port-au-Prince.
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The January 12 earthquake was the most powerful earthquake that hit Haiti for over 200 years.
As a result of the earthquake, close to 300,000 people died, over 250,000 residential and 30,000 commercial buildings were destroyed