Haiti Earthquake vs Japan Earthquake

Haiti Earthquake vs. Japan Earthquake
Will we ever be protected from Mother Nature’s wrath?   A year ago, while the Haitian people were attending their office, an earthquake got them by surprise and left their future even more uncertain than before. Furthermore, a year later, another earthquake paid the Japans a quick and tragic visit and left them at risk of an explosion nuclear. As Charles Darwin mentioned once, “A bad earthquake at once destroys the oldest associations: the world, the very emblem of all that is solid, has moved beneath our feet like a crust over a fluid; one second of time has conveyed to the mind a strange idea of insecurity, which hours of reflection would never have created”, in other words, natural disasters like earthquakes have no preference. Although Haiti earthquake and Japan earthquake are similar in geographical location, they differ in magnitude, damage, international aid, and recovery.
Despite the fact that Haiti earthquake is similar to Japan earthquake, the outcomes are very different. Haiti is an island of the Caribbean Sea and mostly rocky and mountainous. According to the CIA World Factbook, Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere, and eighty percent of his residents live in poverty. Richard Harris, a reporter from NPR radio pointed out that “Haiti sits on a fault line between huge tectonic plates of the Earth’s crust, the North American plate and the Caribbean plate”, means that this position is a position where huge earthquakes usually occur on these plates’ boundaries, which was what happened on January 12, 2010 in Haiti. On January 12, 2010 at 4:53, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit the capital of Haiti, Port-Au-Prince, and its 2 million residents. According to an article in Newsweek, “A 7- point magnitude earthquake is 10 times stronger than 6-point and 100 times stronger than a 5 point earthquake”. Due to the extreme power of the earthquake, a considerable number of serious damages occurred along its...