Why did so many people die in Haiti’s quake?

Posted: February 20, 2010 in China, comparison, earthquakes, Haiti, hazards, Italy.

A comparision between the Chinese earthquake of May 2008, Italian earthquake of July 2009 and the devastating earthquake of Haiti Jan 2010, all measured above magnitude 6.0, but had significantly different impacts. This article by the BBC explains these facts http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8510900.stm

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