Why Did Haiti Earthquake Happen?

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The Haiti earthquake was caused by the normal forces that generate earthquakes. However, the massive destruction and impact was mainly due to the weak infrastructure. Geologists and scientists are still researching more on the cause.
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The Haiti earthquake happened because of the same tectonic forces that usually generate earthquakes all over the world. The country has a very weak infrastructure which also fuelled the earthquake that occurred at a fault that runs right through Haiti along the boundary between the Caribbean and North American plates.
The earthquake in Haiti was caused by the sliding of the North American and the Caribbean plates in an east to west direction. When the plates slide against each other the fault moves resulting to an earth quake.
The earthquake that occurred in Haiti was as a result in the shift of the Caribbean and the North American plates. The plates slid past each other in what is referred to as strike-slip boundary.
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The earthquake in Haiti was caused by the sliding of the North American and the Caribbean plates in an east to west direction. When the plates slide against each ...
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