Earthquake survivors built a new city in Haiti • Earth.com

Last update: July 7th, 2020 at 8:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features Haiti, where displaced survivors of a 2010 earthquake built a new city called Canaan.

In the year after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake destroyed parts of Port-au-Prince, the capital city’s population dropped by about half a million people.

Around 200,000 earthquake victims moved a few miles to the northeast and developed what is now Haiti’s third largest city, Canaan.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA

 

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