Hispaniola



A magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred on January 12, 2010, at Port-au-Prince, Haiti, with major impact to the region and its citizens. Haiti (on the west) and the Dominican Republic (on the east) share the island of Hispaniola. Port-au-Prince is located at the east end of the northern shore of Haiti's southern peninsula. This view of the topography of the island shows the fault apparently responsible for the earthquake as a prominent linear landform immediately southwest of the city and as a series of fault traces that extend westward along the full length of the southern peninsula. This fault was already well known and is called the Enriquillo fault.

Source: Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech.

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