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Earthquake in Haiti

Photographer

Daniel Morel

12 January, 2010

The magnitude 7.0 earthquake that hit Haiti on 12 January caused the collapse of a total of 188,383 buildings.

About

Daniel Morel

Daniel Morel was born in Haiti in 1951. The day he discovered photography wasn't the happiest of days, but it set the stage for the rest of his life. It was November 12, 1964, in...

Background story

A woman is rescued from rubble, minutes after the quake. The magnitude 7.0 earthquake that hit Haiti on 12 January caused the collapse of a total of 188,383 buildings, of which 105,000 were completely destroyed. The quake struck a land that, depleted by decades of instability, was already the poorest country in the Americas.

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/13 s
Focal length
24 mm
F-Stop
f/4
ISO
400

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