Natural disasters in Haiti: Earthquakes in Haiti, Hurricanes in Haiti, Natural disaster deaths in Haiti, Hurricane Lili, 2010 Haiti earthquake

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Earthquakes in Haiti, Hurricanes in Haiti, Hurricane Lili, 2010 Haiti Earthquake, Hurricane Dean, Hurricane Gustav, Hurricane Georges, Hurricane Ernesto, Tropical Storm Fay, Hurricane Hazel, Hurricane Flora, Hurricane David, Hurricane Kyle, Hurricane Eloise, Hurricane Jeanne, Hurricane Hanna, Hurricane Emily, Hurricane Allen, ...
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Earthquakes in Haiti, Hurricanes in Haiti, Hurricane Lili, 2010 Haiti Earthquake, Hurricane Dean, Hurricane Gustav, Hurricane Georges, Hurricane Ernesto, Tropical Storm Fay, Hurricane Hazel, Hurricane Flora, Hurricane David, Hurricane Kyle, Hurricane Eloise, Hurricane Jeanne, Hurricane Hanna, Hurricane Emily, Hurricane Allen, Tropical Storm Olga, Hurricane Cleo, Tropical Storm Alpha, List of Natural Disasters in Haiti, Hurricane Gordon, Hurricane Gilbert, Tropical Storm Isabel, 1770 Port-Au-Prince Earthquake, List of Earthquakes in Haiti, 1946 Dominican Republic Earthquake, May 2004 Caribbean Floods, 1751 Port-Au-Prince Earthquake. Excerpt: 2010 Haiti earthquake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The island of Hispaniola, shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic, is seismically active and has a history of destructive earthquakes. During Haiti's time as a French colony, earthquakes were recorded by French historian Moreau de Saint-Méry (17501819). He described damage done by an earthquake in 1751, writing that "only one masonry building had not collapsed" in Port-au-Prince; he also wrote that the "whole city collapsed" in the 1770 Port-au-Prince earthquake. Cap-Haïtien, other towns in the north of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, and the Sans-Souci Palace were destroyed during an earthquake on 7 May 1842. A magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck the Dominican Republic and shook Haiti on 4 August 1946, producing a tsunami that killed 1,790 people and injured many others. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, and is ranked 149th of 182 countries on the Human Development Index. The Australian government's travel advisory site had previously expressed concerns that Haitian emergency services would be unable to cope in the event of... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=25804468
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  • ISBN-13: 9781157989097
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 6/12/2010
  • Pages: 106
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.22 (d)

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