Earthquakes in Haiti on January 12, 2010
On January 12, 2010 a severe earthquake took place at the Coast of Haiti with a magnitude of 7.0 causing major damage. The epicentre was registred about 10 km deep and 16 km southwest of the capital city Port-au-Prince. In the city a large number of buildings such as the palace, government and UN-buildings, embassies and hospitals were affected or destroyed. Telecommunication as well as electricity and water supply failed.
This mapping activity was performed in the context of the GMES Emergency Response Project SAFER with funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme.