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Published Tuesday, January 12, 2010
January 12, 2010, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake ravaged Haiti. More than 230,000 people were killed. Another 300,000 were injured. More than 600,000 people left Port-au-Prince to stay with families outside the capital. The quake displaced 1.5 million people. Makeshift camps sprung up to shelter them. In total, the quake affected 20 percent of the nation's 10.4 million population. (Source: "Haiti Earthquake Fast Facts," CNN.)
Haiti Earthquake Facts
Affected Area: 750 km.
Alert Level: Red