Haiti : Question: Haitian Earthquake related

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  1. KMTSista

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    What was the exact date that the quake hit? Was it yesterday or the 11th?
     
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    The shaking started on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 4:53 p.m. EST in the Haiti region, just 10 miles southwest of Port-au-Prince.

    The Haiti earthquake occurred at a fault that runs right through Haiti and is situated along the boundary between the Caribbean and North American plates, rocky slabs that cover the planet and fit together like a giant jigsaw puzzle. These two plates constantly creep past one another, about 0.8 inches a year, with the Caribbean plate moving eastward with respect to the North American slab.
     
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    Thank you, that's all I needed to know :)
     
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