10 Years of Haiti Earthquake #Infographic

10 Years of Haiti Earthquake #Infographic

12 January 2020 marks the 10th anniversary–a decade after the devastating earthquake in Haiti. The 7.0-magnitude quake, which had its epicenter in Haiti's capital, claimed approximately 316,000 lives in Port-au-Prince while more than 1.5 million people became homeless.

Yes, this chart from the United States Geological Survey reveals that since the Chinese disaster of 1920, Haiti's earthquake has had the most deaths. According to estimates, the earthquake has caused deaths of approximately 273,400 people, and is ranked as the second deadliest earthquake in world history.

Many major earthquakes that occurred include the Tangshan jolts that killed about 242,800 people in 1976, and the magnitude 9.1 earthquake and tsunami that hit Sumatra Island, Indonesia in 2004, killing 227,900 people.

10 Years of Haiti Earthquake #Infographic

infographic by: www.statista.com

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