Haiti Earthquake: Why So Much Damage?

Everything went wrong in the great Haitian earthquake -- massive poverty, poor construction of buildings and the proximity of the epicenter to the crowded city of Port-au-Prince. But there was also this: The center of the earthquake, the spot from which vibrations came, was only nine miles below the surface. "If you had had an earthquake of similar strength 200 kilometers down [about 125 miles], we probably wouldn't be talking right now," said John Bellini of the National Earthquake...Full Story
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