Title of the Case Study

Haiti earthquake



Death toll estimates range from 100,000 to about 160,000 to Haitian government figures from 220,000] to 316,000 that have been widely characterized as deliberately inflated by the Haitian government.



A major earthquake of magnitude 7 struck south-east of Haiti, the capital city Port-au-Prince, on Tuesday, 12 January 2010, followed by several aftershocks over 5. The earthquake caused major casualties and damage affecting about 5.4 million people.

The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a catastrophicmagnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake, with an epicenter near the town of Léogâne (Ouest), approximately 25 kilometres west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital. The earthquake occurred at 16:53 local time (21:53 UTC) on Tuesday, 12 January 2010.

By 24 January, at least 52 aftershocks measuring 4.5 or greater had been recorded. An estimated three million people were affected by the quake. There has been a history of national debt, prejudicial trade policies by other countries. and foreign intervention into national affairs that contributed to the pre-existing poverty and poor housing conditions that exacerbated the death toll.

The earthquake caused major damage in Port-au-Prince, Jacmel and other settlements in the region. Notable landmark buildings were significantly damaged or destroyed, including the Presidential Palace, the National Assembly building, the Port-au-Prince Cathedral, and the main jail. Among those killed were Archbishop of Port-au-Prince Joseph Serge Miot,[15] and opposition leader Micha Gaillard. The headquarters of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), located in the capital, collapsed, killing many, including the Mission's Chief, Hédi Annabi.

The absence of geographic information for rapid determination on earthquake causes, damages, damage scale according to size. The absence of a decision support tool for establishing scientific restorat
Identify the scale of the damage caused earthquake along the satellite wavelengths in conjunction with GeoEyE-1, QuickBird-2. Identify the damage degree of buildings and social infrastructure by comparing maps and images before and after the earthquake. Support rapid disaster recovery plan by utilizing earthquake maps and satellite images.
  • Rapid disaster recovery planning using maps and satellite images of the earthquake.
  • Restoration regional priorities according to the degree of earthquake damage.
  • Induct international disaster recovery assistance through distribution of website introduction and related materials.
  • Calculate damage scale by filing geographic information with earthquake affected areas.
Introduce disaster damage cases and disaster observation through satellite images - International Charter. Typhoon damage observation and mapping using satellite images - UNITAR/UNOSAT, SERTIT



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