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Meatpie
11-09-10, 01:30 PM
The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake, with an epicentre near the town of Logne, approximately 25 km (16 miles) west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital.

The earthquake occurred at 16:53 local time (21:53 UTC) on Tuesday, 12 January 2010. By 24 January, at least 52 aftershocks measuring 4.5 or greater had been recorded. An estimated three million people were affected by the quake; the Haitian Government reported that an estimated 230,000 people had died, 300,000 had been injured and 1,000,000 made homeless.

They also estimated that 250,000 residences and 30,000 commercial buildings had collapsed or were severely damaged.
The earthquake caused major damage in Port-au-Prince, Jacmel and other settlements in the region. Many notable landmark buildings were significantly damaged or destroyed, including the Presidential Palace, the National Assembly building, the Port-au-Prince Cathedral, and the main jail. Among those killed were Archbishop of Port-au-Prince Joseph Serge Miot, and opposition leader Micha Gaillard

The headquarters of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), located in the capital, collapsed, killing many, including the Mission's Chief, Hdi Annabi.

Many countries responded to appeals for humanitarian aid, pledging funds and dispatching rescue and medical teams, engineers and support personnel. Communication systems, air, land, and sea transport facilities, hospitals, and electrical networks had been damaged by the earthquake, which hampered rescue and aid efforts; confusion over who was in charge, air traffic congestion, and problems with prioritisation of flights further complicated early relief work. Port-au-Prince's morgues were quickly overwhelmed with many tens of thousands of bodies having to be buried in mass graves. As rescues tailed off, supplies, medical care and sanitation became priorities. Delays in aid distribution led to angry appeals from aid workers and survivors, and looting and sporadic violence were observed.

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gibing
11-09-10, 04:24 PM
Mother nature at her worst.

DeathHand
16-12-12, 06:53 PM
Awesome thread start, meatpie. The photos of the devastation and death was close in to the amount that filtered out after the Indian Ocean Tsunami. I'm sure that they really don't know how many Haitians died.

And if I may, I'll add some more images to your thread (I have loads on this one). I loved covering this one and did on my 2 other gore sites.

DeathHand
16-12-12, 06:54 PM
More of the dead and rotting.

DeathHand
16-12-12, 06:57 PM
Between the looting, killings, and trying to rescue trapped people...the bodies kept piling up.

DeathHand
16-12-12, 06:59 PM
Dealing with the bodies went on for days and eventually they just scooped them up in a front end loader and dumped them into mass graves.

DeathHand
16-12-12, 07:01 PM
More victims of the quake.

gibing
18-12-12, 02:56 AM
Brutal

matamuertos
02-04-13, 05:23 PM
lost a friend in this earth quake.