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10 August 2010
Video interview with Eric Calais, science advisor for the UNDP Disaster Risk Reduction Program in Haiti. — Maria-José Viñas, AGU science writer
7 May 2010
The 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January caused disproportionate havoc relative to its magnitude: At least 230,000 people died and scores of schools, government buildings and houses were destroyed. In comparison, the 8.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Chile a few weeks later, an event so large that might have shifted Earth’s axis, killed less than 500. To analyze the causes of the massive destruction in Haiti and …