The 25 Worst Natural Disasters Ever Recorded

May 24, 2017 10:17 am  |  Comments: 0  | Views: 37752
    

25. Haiti Earthquake (2010)

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake with a depth of 8.1 miles rocked Haiti on January 12, 2010. Its epicenter was located just south west of Port-Au-Prince with 59 aftershocks ranging from 4.2 to 5.9 magnitudes in strength. The strongest earthquake to hit the country since 1770, it led to over 200,000 deaths, 2 million homeless, and 3 million people in need of emergency aid. At least US $195 million have been given with another US $120 million pledges from different countries, along with a large number of aid workers to help with rescue operations.

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