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Helping Haiti Recover From The Devastating Earthquake
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Emergency Earthquake Relief for Haiti


Emergency Earthquake Relief in Haiti Needed Right Now!


A 7.0 earthquake hit southern Haiti on Tuesday causing catastrophe in the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. Damage and destruction is widespread, with horrific casualties and a very high and climbing death toll.

Help earthquake victims in Haiti by providing emergency assistance and critical necessities including water, food, shelter, and medical care. Read more...


Providing immediate and urgent relief to victims of the Haiti earthquake


Emergency Earthquake Relief for Haiti


Help Haiti Now! Emergency Earthquake Relief Needed Immediately!


Magnitude7.0
Date-Time
  • Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 21:53:09 UTC
  • Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 04:53:09 PM at epicenter
  • Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location18.451°N, 72.445°W
Depth10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
RegionHAITI REGION
Distances15 km (10 miles) SW of PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti
140 km (90 miles) E of Les Cayes, Haiti
145 km (90 miles) WNW of Barahona, Dominican Republic
1140 km (710 miles) SE of Miami, Florida
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 8.3 km (5.2 miles); depth fixed by location program
ParametersNST=103, Nph=103, Dmin=365.7 km, Rmss=1.14 sec, Gp= 94°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Source
  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)




Earthquake Summary

Small globe showing earthquakeSmall map showing earthquake

Tectonic Summary

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.
Earthquake Information for Caribbean
Source: USGS



GlobalGiving Relief Fund for Haiti Earthquake
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A 7.0 earthquake hit southern Haiti on Tuesday causing catastrophe in the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. Damage and destruction is widespread, with casualties and death toll not yet known.




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Provide medical care after Haiti's 7.0 Earthquake
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- Provide medical care after Haiti's 7.0 Earthquake
A 7.0 earthquake just hit off the coast of Haiti’s capital. Reports from the ground indicate a major hospital has collapsed and damage is widespread. Funds will be used for medical care and supplies. 



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CHF Intl's Haiti Earthquake Emergency Relief
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- CHF Intl's Haiti Earthquake Emergency Relief
CHF will distribute food aid, water and shelter in the immediate aftermath, then we will focus on the needs of the people as they transition from basic survival to recovery.



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Medicine and Emergency Supplies to Haiti Victims
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- Medicine and Emergency Supplies to Haiti Victims
MADRE is working with partner, Zanmi Lasante Clinic, to bring emergency medical assistance and supplies to areas in Haiti that have been hardest hit by the worst earthquake in 200 years.



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Partners In Health Haiti Earthquake Relief
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- Partners In Health Haiti Earthquake Relief
Partners In Health and its sister organization Zanmi Lasante are responding to the earthquake in Port au Prince Haiti. We are coordinating medical teams and supply chains to serve those in need.



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Lambi Fund Emergency and Long Term Relief
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- Lambi Fund Emergency and Long Term Relief
Lambi fund will first help members of peasant groups get food and essentials for their families and to re-establish their lives, but will also be working toward the country's long term development.



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 Urgent Information for Haiti’s Earthquake Victims
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With communications crippled in Haiti after Tuesday’s devastating earthquake, Internews is responding to the urgent need for information during this humanitarian disaster.



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Medical Supplies for Hospitals in Haiti
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VIDA is working with partner, COADHA: Consortium For The Advancement Of Haiti, to bring medical supplies and medical equipment to hospitals operating in Haiti after the devastating 7.0 earthquake.



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