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Why did more people die in the Haiti earthquake in 2010 than in the Christchurch, in 2011?

Haiti earthquake:
On January 12th 2010, there was an earthquake; Haiti. The magnitude (amount of energy release by the quake) was seven. This is very high, and usually causes unreparable damage and causes many families to be homeless. It led up to 230,000 people dying, 300,000 people injured and 1.2 million people homeless. Many people are still homeless and displacement continues and does not appear to have been solved. There were many reasons why this earthquake was so dangerous, one being, the size of the quake , but also how near it was to the surface, the density of the population near its epicentre, as well as whether there are any heavily urbanised areas nearby. These all indicate a higher death toll - and were all features of the Haiti quake. As Haiti is a LEDC, 72.1% of the population live on less than $2 a day, and in cities like Port-auPrince, many of the housing are poorly built, and not a lot of money is put into them. The fact is that the Haiti quake hit close to a poorly-constructed area and large urban area was crucial in reducing people's chances of survival. This is because there were many poorly constructed buildings falling down, and this means more rubble will kill more people. Another fact is that 1 in every 15 people injured died. And 1 in every 16,588 people injured was rescued. Haiti did not have the resources to act quickly, and it took time to get outside help in.

Christchurch earthquake:
22nd February 2011; Christchurch earthquake. New Zealand's second largest city had been hit by a strong earthquake, measuring 6.3 in magnitude. This is high and can cause some damage to houses and buildings. The earthquake was centered 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) west of the town of Lyttelton, and 10 kilometers (6 miles) south-east of the center of Christchurch, New Zealand's second-most popular city. In total, 181 people were killed in the earthquake, making the earthquake the second-deadliest disaster recorded in New Zealand, and fourth-deadliest disaster of any kind recorded in New Zealand. Over half of the deaths occurred in the six-story Canterbury Television (CTV) Building, which collapsed and caught fire in the quake. The government declared a state of national emergency, which stayed in force until 30 April 2011. It has been estimated that the total cost of rebuilding was around NZ$2030 billion, making it by far New Zealand's costliest natural disaster. New Zealand is a MEDC. 361+ aftershocks were experienced in the first week, the largest measuring magnitude 5.9, occurring just less than 2 hours after the main shock. A 5.3 magnitude aftershock on 16 April, the largest for several weeks, caused further damage, including power cuts and several large rock falls, also causing more damage to buildings. About 10,000 houses had to be demolished and nearly 1,000 commercial buildings had to be demolished as well.

More people were killed in the Haiti earthquake than the Christchurch earthquake because: The magnitude was higher in Haiti Haiti is an LEDC which means the buildings and houses were not built very well Haiti earthquake was nearer to the surface Haitis density of the population near the epicenter was higher