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article imageAnother huge earthquake threatens Haiti

By Owen Weldon
Jan 23, 2010 in World
In the last few weeks Haiti has been slammed with two earthquakes but experts say that they believe that another huge quake is on the way.
Haiti has already be hammered by aftershocks following the quake that hit the nation on January 12, which killed more than 100,000 people and more than 600,000 people were left homeless.
An earthquake that was 5.9 magnitudes struck the nation on Thursday, hurting more people who were already trying to rebuild their lives.
The nation may be in for more though. Experts from the US Geological Survey (USGS) say that the probability of Haiti getting struck by one or several magnitude aftershocks is 25 percent but the quakes will be spaced out over time.
The USGS said “if the devastating magnitude seven quake that hit nearly two weeks ago freed much of the tension accumulated on one portion of the Enriquillo-Plantain Garden fault zone, another segment east of the epicentre and adjacent to Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince has barely moved.”
The agency also said that some of the fault zone has gathered up some strain due to the sliding of Caribbean and North American tectonic plates and it could unleash some serious strength at any given time without warning.
Radar, satellite and aerial image were used to take preliminary measures that helped the agency make the predictions
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