Topography Along the Enriquillo-Plaintain Garden Fault, Haiti Feature Summary

Type:
Physics in Your World
Title:
Topography Along the Enriquillo-Plaintain Garden Fault, Haiti
Description:
On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated the nation of Haiti, especially its capital, Port-au-Prince. For an account of events as they happened, see this page from BBC News.

See Topography Along the Enriquillo-Plaintain Garden Fault, Haiti for a brief explanation of what caused the earthquake. The United States Geological Survey has also produced a poster with detailed maps of the region's tectonic activity.
Image:
United States Coast Guard; <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Haiti_earthquake" target="_blank">image source</a>; <a href="http://www.physicstogo.org/images/features/earthquake-damage-2-large-1.gif" target="_blank">larger image</a>
United States Coast Guard; image source; larger image
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http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/earthquake-damage-2-large-1.gif
Featured:
February 1, 2010 - February 16, 2010