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J/P HRO Petionville – Earthquake Tent Camp Photographs

One of 23,000 Residents of the JP/HRO, Petionville Tent Camp.

January 12th, 2010 was a typical day in Port Au Prince, Haiti.  The streets were busy, the skies were partly cloudy, the air was humid and the temperature was in the mid 80’s (Fahrenheit).  Life for two and a half million people in the surrounding area moved along like any other day.  Then, without warning, at 4:53 pm, the ground, buildings, roads, structures, people and animals shook violently for 30-40 seconds.  When the quake ended, over 200,000 people were dead, 300,000 injured and 1.3 million were displaced.  The sun set at 5:30 that evening, and the city was dark by 6:00.  It happened in about as much time as it would take you to read this paragraph out loud.

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