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Haiti Earthquake Facts

  • The quake struck on January 12, 2010 at 4:53 p.m.
  • The 7.0 magnitude quake’s epicenter hit just 10 miles west of Porte-au-Prince and its 2 million inhabitants.
  • 200,000 estimated dead.
  • 2million people displaced and homeless.
  • 3 million people in need of emergency aid after major earthquake.

Facts On Haiti

  • Haiti is slightly smaller than Maryland.
  • Population of nearly 10 million people.
  • Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.
  • 80% of the population in Haiti is living under the poverty line.
  • 55% of the population illiterate.
  • Most Haitians live on less than $2 a day.
  • More than two-thirds of the labor force do not have formal jobs.
  • The Haiti telecommunications infrastructure is among the least developed in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Haiti has 14 airports; 4 have paved runways.
  • Chronic malnutrition affects 24 percent of children under five, rising as high as 40 percent in the poorest zones.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/01/13/fast-facts-haiti-earthquake#ixzz1Xt8EIo98