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Haiti’s Quake History and Why the Dominican Republic Should Worry

By Samuel Raphael Franco | January 20, 2010 |

Haiti sits between two massive seismic plates, the Gonave Plate, part of the larger North American Plate, and the Caribbean Plate to the south. The capital, Port Au Prince lies less than 20 km from the Enriquillio-Plaintain Garden Fault (EPGFZ), the a convergence point between the two plates. This fault is a ‘strike slip fault,’

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