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*earthquake in haiti

Earthquake in Haiti, January 12, 2010. The first year's earthquake happened in Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the Caribbean. According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake would have had a magnitude of 7.0 degrees on the Richter scale. Resulted in more than 300,000 dead and 300,000 wounded, leaving a million homeless people.
Floods in Cusco, Peru onJanuary 26, 2010. An unusual rainy season caused the river basins of the department of Cusco to overflow, causing eight dead, thousands homeless, destroyed roads and dozens of hectares of crops affected.

Haiti's earthquake of 2010 was registered on January 12, 2010 at 16:53:09 local time (21:53:09 UTC) with epicenter at 15 km from Port au Prince, Haiti's capital. According to the U.S. GeologicalSurvey, the quake would have had a magnitude of 7.0 degrees and would have been generated at a depth of 10 km. [5] also recorded a series of aftershocks, the strongest being the 5, 9, 5.5 and 5.1 degrees. NOAA dismissed the threat of tsunami in the area. [6] The earthquake was the strongest recorded in the area since the event in 1770. The quake was felt in nearby countries such as Cuba, Jamaicaand the Dominican Republic, where it caused fear and precautionary evacuations.

The effects on this country, the poorest in Latin America, [citation needed] have been devastating.

*The Worst Hurricane in Mexico

Like a steam engine, which has warm, humid air, sunlight do its function, warm ocean waters, then the moist air warms, it expands and begins to rise like balloons. More humid airreplaces the hot and begins the process which results in great pressure and the formation of wind at high speed.

Mexico has been devastated over its history by these formations, which reach different categories depending on the strength of their winds ranging from 118 km (category 1) to 250 km per hour (category 5).

Hurricane Wilma was one of the most destructive that have come to the Mexicancoast in October 2005. Wilma made landfall on several occasions, leaving traces of its effects on the Yucatan Peninsula. The eye passed over the island of Cozumel to make contact in Playa del Carmen in Campeche. The losses were immeasurable to affect tourism, agriculture and economic activities in general, it is estimated, its damage is quantified in 7.5 billion dollars.

Hurricane Gilbert madelandfall on September 14, 1988, in the Yucatan peninsula registered as a Category 5 hurricane, caused flooding in the northeastern part of the country and its sequel were 202 deaths. The eye of the storm reached 15 miles in diameter and area of influence was 250 km, attacking Cuba the same time. Went on his way toward the Gulf of Campeche affecting disappearing in Monterrey, causing the overflowof Santa Catarina River, which flows through the capital noeleonesa. The losses are quantified at 10 billion dollars but in all countries affected.


Another hurricane was catastrophic for Mexico Hurricane Pauline was presented by the Pacific in October 1997, killing destructive and deadly in different states of Mexico. Alcanzço Category 4 and made landfall in Puerto Escondido andthen penetrate and devastate the popular port of Acapulco. More than 300,000 people were left homeless, economic losses were about 7.5 billion dollars at the time, and casualties are estimated between 300 and 400 in Mexico.

Hurricane Erika disastrously struck northeast Mexico in 2003. Consequently the 51 evacuated oil platforms, which meant a loss of 8.708 barrels of oil per day and 173.140million cubic feet of natural gas daily. Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas were the main centers where Erika left devastation.

In the year 2005 makes its appearance Hurricane Ismael. 9-meter waves occurred on the Mexican coast, causing the destruction of 52 boats with severe damage, 57 fishermen died. On its way through northwest Mexico, heavy rains left from Hurricane reached 197 mm in the state of...