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Number of Earthquakes in Haiti

How many earthquakes have occurred in Haiti?

6 major earthquakes.

From the 1700s up to March 2010, 6 major earthquakes have been recorded to occur in Haiti. The first was on October 18, 1751, which destroyed Port-Au-Prince, followed by another damaging earthquake in November 21. In 1770 a magnitude 7.5 earthquake hit the country, followed by a deadly earthquake in May 1842 that killed 10,000 people. In 1946 a magnitude 8 earthquake shook Haiti and produced a tsunami that killed 1,790 people. The latest and most deadly earthquake occurred on January 12, 2010, a magnitude 7 earthquake that killed 222,521 people. It also generated 59 aftershocks of magnitudes 4.5 or greater up to February 9. This is according to the U.S. Geologic Survey.

This fact is verified on : March 6, 2010.

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  1. Pobres los de haiti!!!

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