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7.0 Quake Near Port Au Prince

7.0 Quake Near Port Au Prince
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7.0 Quake Near Port Au Prince

Tiny white flecks against Haiti’s plant-covered hills and mountains point to the locations of potential landslides in this false-color image from January 21, 2010.

Land Earthquakes

Ships Arriving in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
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Ships Arriving in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Acquired January 21, 2010, this false-color image shows Port-au-Prince nine days after a severe earthquake, as relief ships sail into the newly restored port.

Land Earthquakes

Potential Landslides near Epicenter of Haiti Quake
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Potential Landslides near Epicenter of Haiti Quake

This true-color image from January 15, 2010, highlights potential new landslides near the epicenter of Haiti’s massive 7.0 earthquake.

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Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
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Port-Au-Prince, Haiti

This regional view of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, from January 15, 2010, shows the densely developed urban area and the limited number of transportation hubs available for bringing aid into the earthquake-hit nation.

Land Earthquakes

7.0 Quake Near Port Au Prince
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7.0 Quake Near Port Au Prince

Rubble spills onto the streets of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in this GeoEye-1 image from January 14, 2010.

Land Earthquakes

7.0 Quake Near Port Au Prince
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7.0 Quake Near Port Au Prince

The GeoEye-1 satellite (a commercial satellite) captured these images of earthquake damage in the densely populated neighborhoods of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on January 14, 2010.

Land Earthquakes

Topography Along the Enriquillo-Plaintain Garden Fault, Haiti
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Topography Along the Enriquillo-Plaintain Garden Fault, Haiti

A long valley reveals the location of the Enriquillo-Plaintain Garden Fault in southern Haiti, the site of a deadly earthquake in mid-January 2010.

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7.0 Quake Near Port Au Prince
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7.0 Quake Near Port Au Prince

This map shows the region around the earthquake that struck the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince on January 12, 2010. Blue areas indicate water and brown areas indicate land. Lighter colors indicate higher elevation or shallower depth. Circles indicate earthquake locations, with circle size corresponding to earthquake magnitude. Lines indicate faults.

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