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Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Haiti earthquake - Two years on

The earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010 was a 7.0 magnitude earthquake, with its epicentre near the town of Leogane, 25 km west of the capital city of Port-au-Prince. The earthquake occurred at 16:53 local on Tuesday, 12 January 2010.

Heres a reminder of the events of that week:



An estimated three million people were affected by the quake. It is estimated that more than 200,000 people died; 300,000 were injured and 1 million were made homeless.



Two years on from the catastrophic quake, work to recover is still happening. Nearly a million people have now left the camps which sprang up after the disaster. Almost half of the 10 million cubic metres of debris has been cleared so far.

See the latest images here

However, it is reported that around half a million people are still living in tents or temporary accommodation, in poor conditions.

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