The 2010 earthquake
The 2010 earthquake that struck Haiti was one of the largest in terms of magnitude and THE MOST VIOLENT to have hit Haiti in over a century. The magnitude of the earthquake was 7.0 and it triggered a series of local tsunamis too! The earthquake originated at a depth of 10 km under the surface of earth. However, according to GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences located in Potsdam says that the earthquake originated at a depth of 17km and had a magnitude of 7.2.
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