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Best map. Tim Berners-Lee: The year open data went worldwide. Welcome to the USGS - U.S. Geological Survey. Ebwolf USGS Resesarch Geographer... Magnitude 7.0 - HAITI REGION. Earthquake Summary Earthquake Summary Poster 2/23/10-USGS Updates Assessment of Earthquake Hazard and Safety in Haiti and the Caribbean Felt Reports According to official estimates, 316,000 people killed, 300,000 injured, 1.3 million displaced, 97,294 houses destroyed and 188,383 damaged in the Port-au-Prince area and in much of southern Haiti.

Magnitude 7.0 - HAITI REGION

Other estimates suggest substantially lower numbers of casualties, perhaps as low as fewer than 100,000. Tectonic Summary The January 12, 2010, Haiti earthquake occurred in the boundary region separating the Caribbean plate and the North America plate. Haiti occupies the western part of the island of Hispaniola, one of the Greater Antilles islands, situated between Puerto Rico and Cuba. The location and focal mechanism of the earthquake are consistent with the event having occurred as a combination of reverse and left-lateral strike slip faulting on the Enriquillo-Plantain Garden fault system.

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Aftershock Hazards in Haiti

—The aftershock sequence of the magnitude-7 earthquake that struck near Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Jan. 12, 2010, will continue for months, if not years. The frequency of events will diminish with time, but damaging earthquakes will remain a threat. U.S. Geological Survey Director Marcia McNutt asked a team of USGS earthquake scientists to provide an evaluation of the earthquakes facing Haiti now and in the future. Here is the statement in its entirety from the U.S. Earthquake Hazard and Safety in Haiti and the Caribbean Region.

Population and Shake Map, Haiti Quake Jan 2010 at GeoCommons Mak.

Telecom services Haiti

Digicel Mobiles Haiti. Twitter and Digicel Eliminate SMS Charges for Haiti. TelecomsWith out Borders. Multilink Haiti (InternetHaiti) BBCNews - SocialNetworks offer a lifeline. Inmarsat's chief executive Andrew Sukawaty explains to the BBC's Daniel Emery how his firm's satellite network is assisting in Haiti's rescue efforts The collapse of traditional channels of communication in Haiti has again highlighted the role of social media and the internet in disasters.

BBCNews - SocialNetworks offer a lifeline

Twitter is being used as a prime channel for communications, while sites such as Ushahidi are providing maps detailing aid and damage. Both Google and Facebook are producing missing persons lists. Satellite networks are also diverting resources to provide communications to aid agencies and the military. The very first images to escape from the region after Tuesday's earthquake came from citizens, capturing video with mobile phones. But landlines near the epicentre have been wiped out, and mobile phone service has been at best intermittent - a fact that has already hampered rescue efforts. Community service Just seconds after the earthquake, people began to send messages from Haiti through Twitter. @NetHope_org is bringing connectivity... Bringing Technology and Communication to Haiti. Words cannot begin to describe the shock in the wake of this week's tragic events in Haiti.

Bringing Technology and Communication to Haiti

I know I am far from alone in feeling that way. What I can put into words at this time are my thoughts on how we can accelerate relief to those in need: By establishing a network by which humanitarian agencies in the region can communicate with each other and the outside world. Communication is the lifeblood of rescue operations in Haiti. In fact, in an interview with FOX News, Haitian Ambassador to the U.S. Raymond Joseph calls out help with communications as a top need in the region.

Press Releases. For additional resources, please visit the Blackbaud Press Room . Blackbaud Supports NetHope in its Efforts to Restore Communications in Haiti Donation will provide 20 humanitarian organizations working in Haiti with critical IT resources Charleston, S.C. (January 21, 2010) – Blackbaud, Inc., (Nasdaq: BLKB) today announced that it is making a $50,000 donation in support of NetHope , an information technology collaboration of 28 leading international humanitarian organizations, which is working to restore communications infrastructure in Haiti.

NetHope_org: RT @blackbaud: We are plea... Providing emergency communications for Haiti. « BLITZKRIEG BOPP. Last night while sitting on the couch I got one of my brainwaves; why not try to organise a volunteer effort to set up an outdoor wifi network for Haiti using wifi?

Providing emergency communications for Haiti. « BLITZKRIEG BOPP

Now I have for years been playing with the idea of developing emergency (disaster zone proof) wifi units that without too much work can be used to deploy a mesh-type data & voice network. Why wifi? Fireside Int.: Addicted to electronic com... Samaritan's Purse: Please pray for our commun... How to Connect Port-au-Prince with a Wireless Network - Haiti Re. Inveneo's long-distance WiFi network in Port-au-Prince, Haiti As you can see from the network diagram above, Inveneo's long-distance WiFi links connecting NetHope member organizations is starting to be far-reaching.

How to Connect Port-au-Prince with a Wireless Network - Haiti Re

Inveneo engineers Mark Summer and Andris Bjornson have been able to bring high-speed Internet access - critical communication capacity - to eleven relief agency locations with minimal equipment and installation time Our long-distance WiFi network has made huge improvements in connectivity for NetHope member organizations. Some had no connectivity before. Others had limited connectivity, like a 160 kbit connection that jumped to 1.6 Mbit. These leaps in access have immediate impact when 20-100 people are sharing bandwidth at each location. We want to do more than just build out physical infrastructure; we also want to build the human capacity of local Haitian companies. Tracker collecting+ connecting links. HaitiLiveFeeds: #FF Individuals making a d...

Aid Agencies

Organisation Registry. We have we need. Let's Work Together to Save Lives. CNN_Internat haiti-aid list... SAR sectors map. Skip to main content Updates Your gateway to all content to date.

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Search and/or drill down with filters to narrow down the content. 30,215 maps or infographics found Advanced Search. (WFP)distibutionHubsMap pdf 19jan2010. Map med facilities 21jan2010 Haiti. WaterDistribut ion Map (pdf) Hospital Statusus. Find Hospitals Click HEALTH MAP link for cholera outbreak information: Map Layers include Cholera Outbreak: for Additional information See Cholera Page Cholera has similar symptoms to other water borne diseases however rehydration is the key for sustainability and survivability.

Hospital Statusus

Field Hospitals. Map FieldHospitals IDPs Port-au -Prince. Haiti: Field Hospitals and IDPs in Port-au-Prince Date: 26 January 2010 Summary:Map shows: - Field hospitals in operation as on 25 Jan 2010. - Pre earthquake medical facilities as of 23 Jan 2010. - Locations of IDP camps as of 23 Jan 2010. - As of 25 Jan 2010 there are 500 known IDP Camps, some addresses are ambiguous.

Map FieldHospitals IDPs Port-au -Prince

A major data validation program will be taking place over the coming few days managed by the OSOCC IM team. - IDP Camp Locations and Populations are being updated regularly. Additional Information. BaptistHaitiMission (BHMhaiti) Welcome to the Baptist Haiti Mission. - Management Sciences for Health - Medicines Are Mak. The 's dedicated staff in Haiti is distributing kits of medicines and other medical supplies from existing stock in the project warehouse to 14 hospitals in Port-au-Prince. - Management Sciences for Health - Medicines Are Mak

Our team is also focusing on preventing interruption in medications used for antiretroviral therapy (ART).The staff had helped treat the wounded immediately after the earthquake. SCMS staff in Haiti and around the globe are determining other ways to contribute to the relief effort. SCMS is a USAID-funded project that manages warehousing and distribution of the HIV & AIDS commodities for the President's Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in the country.

SCMS is led by the Partnership for Supply Chain Management—a nonprofit organization with 17 international partners established by MSH and John Snow, Inc. "The courage and presence of mind of the SCMS Haiti team—in the face of personal losses and unimaginable devastation—is truly inspiring. To donate to the MSH Relief Fund to support MSH staff in Haiti. SCMS Home. Haiti Aid Meeting Next Week Crucial to Recovery, Minister Says - ManyEyesWorld aid to Haiti. WorldEconomicForum live! Davos2010 Haiti briefing Wed Jan 27 2010. Davos 2010 - Haiti: First Responders back from the Front-Line We. Disaster Recovery Working Group. Disaster Recovery Working Group.


Hope For Haiti Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Bono To Headline MTV's. Justin Timberlake, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Bruce Springsteen, Wyclef Jean, Bono, The Edge and Jay-Z will lead the all-star lineup of performers for Friday night's "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief" telethon. More than 100 stars have signed on to help raise funds for the MTV Networks-sponsored show, which will benefit the victims of last week's devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake on the impoverished island. Help Haiti Now Webcast Featuring Major Celebs Airs Friday Night. Hoping to raise money for the Haiti earthquake relief effort, Bono, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Bruce Springsteen, Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys, and Coldplay and somewhere around 100 other stars will entertain viewers on both the web and traditional TV tomorrow night at 8 p.m. ET in a benefit called Hope For Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief.

The telethon was organized by MTV Networks and George Clooney, and other networks taking part will include the websites of MySpace, YouTube, Hulu, AOL, Fancast, VH1, CBS, MSN, Bing, Yahoo, Rhapsody,, BET and CNN. The event will be streamed by mobile providers AT&T, Verizon and Sprint, too. There will be more than 30 networks involved once all's said and done. Expect this to dominate both the Internet and the television tomorrow night.

A U2/Jay-Z/Rihanna collaboration and a jam including Kid Rock, Keith Urban and Sheryl Crow will be among the main events. [UPDATE] See the bottom of this post for links and a livestream embed. Gigya - Connecting content and consumers with the social web. Telethon tries to raise 'Hope for Haiti' "Hope for Haiti" one of the most widely distributed prime-time televised benefits in historyActors staff the phones, musicians play the songs on telethonTelethon broadcast on more than 25 networks including CNN, MTV and Planet GreenCNN's Anderson Cooper reports live from Haiti during the event Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- Solemn music from the world's biggest stars served as the soundtrack to Friday night's telethon for Haiti relief, but the fundraiser ended with Wyclef Jean shouting "Enough of the moping, let's rebuild Haiti.

" Organizers did not immediately say how much money was raised during the two-hour "Hope for Haiti Now" show, but donations will continue to flow in as the phone lines remained open and the night's musical performances are sold on iTunes. A moving performance by Alicia Keys opened the telethon. "The Haitian people need our help," Clooney said. "They need to know they are not alone. HopeForHaitiNow: A Map Of Global Conversation. Taking Stock in the Testimony of the Crowd - NYTimes.


Other pearltree users about haiti. Diaspora. Haiti quake Wikipedia. The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake, with an epicenter near the town of Léogâne (Ouest Department), approximately 25 kilometres (16 mi) west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital. The earthquake occurred at 16:53 local time (21:53 UTC) on Tuesday, 12 January 2010.[7][8] By 24 January, at least 52 aftershocks measuring 4.5 or greater had been recorded.[9] An estimated three million people were affected by the quake.[10] Death toll estimates range from 100,000[6] to 159,000[5] to Haitian government figures from 220,000[11][12] to 316,000 that have been widely characterized as deliberately inflated by the Haitian government.[4] The government of Haiti estimated that 250,000 residences and 30,000 commercial buildings had collapsed or were severely damaged.[13] Many countries responded to appeals for humanitarian aid, pledging funds and dispatching rescue and medical teams, engineers and support personnel.

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