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Destruction after the earthquake

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HAITI EARTHQUAKE

January 12, 2010

Help students understand one of the most intense and unpredictable forces of nature: earthquakes. This special news feature explores what earthquakes are, what causes them, where they occur, how they're measured, and how to cope with them and other natural disasters. The resource packet also includes basic information about Haiti and a map showing the epicenter of the January 12, 2010 earthquake.