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To: NYer

Just a question: the other side of the island is the Dominican Republic. Has anyone seen an mention of that country being affected by the quake? Seems unlikely that it would not have been.


3 posted on 01/14/2010 10:57:53 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: ClearBlueSky

The island is essentially one big mountain and the earthquake would not have hit the DR nearly as bad. Also, the DR has a much better infrastructure than Haiti. There was some damage from what I’ve heard, but nothing significant, especially when compared to Port-au-Prince.


5 posted on 01/14/2010 11:03:22 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: ClearBlueSky

I was listening to a radio interview with a Salvation Army representative yesterday, and he said the damage was centered in Port Au Prince, and that damage was much less even in other parts of Haiti. For instance, a hospital they run in another city about 75 miles away sustained no damage. So apparently this was a very localized event.


6 posted on 01/14/2010 11:04:18 AM PST by balch3
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To: ClearBlueSky
Shallow quake, very localized. Felt in the DR but not much damage.

Damage from a shallow quake is both very local and very severe. The epicenter was just slightly west of downtown.

12 posted on 01/14/2010 12:15:49 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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