Monday, January 18, 2010

Hatian Earthquake was a 7.3

The Richter is not an international scale. See here for more information.

This quake is ranked at a level X on the Mercalli Scale most disastrous

Most buildings and their foundations are destroyed. Some bridges are destroyed. Dams are seriously damaged. Large landslides occur. Water is thrown on the banks of canals, rivers, lakes. The ground cracks in large areas. Railroad tracks are bent slightly.

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