Tag Archive: Earthquake

Rebuilding Haiti


It has been over a year since the January 10, 2010 earthquake that shook Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, which has left the country in rubble and has incited one of the most violent and corruption-fraught political elections in modern history. The earthquake killed over 316,000 people and has displaced tens of thousands of Haitians. …

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International Crises Maps: How the International Community is Engaging with Maps


Political revolutions, natural disasters, oil spills. Millions of people have been affected, but how can the international community effectively address the needs of the regions facing political destabilization, food insecurity, or serious negative health concerns associated with these location-based upheavals? Interactive Mapping. Although digital, online, geography-based mapping tools do not solve the world’s problems, they …

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Mapping the New Zealand Earthquake

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On February 22, 2011, an earthquake hit Christchurch, New Zealand, killing at least 75 people, with an anticipated significantly higher death rate as the days go by. This is the second largest earthquake to hit the area with a magnitude measuring 6.3 and aftershocks at almost 5 magnitudes. During and immediately after this tragedy, online …

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