There I was, watching the news with the update covering the recent earthquake in Haiti.
This is nothing short of a catastrophe for the inhabitants of this country. As my geographical brain engaged I thought, this is a part of a larger Island with the Dominican Republic. My map search confirmed this.
I wondered, has there been any damage, fatalities and destruction there as well ?
Not according to the news, only Haiti had suffered as a result.
Is this some form of spin? Perhaps Dominica has been completely unaffected? Even after such a devastating earthquake.
The green line south of Port-au-Prince shows the fault line where the 7.0-magnitude quake was centred. The epicentre was 10 kilometres beneath the surface. (U.S. Geological Survey)
The island of Hispaniola, which Haiti shares with the Dominican Republic, sits on the Caribbean plate, sandwiched between a major fault line to the north and another to the south.
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