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Earlyquakes

I’ve been reading the last few days about the earthquakes that destroyed colonial Port-au-Prince in 1751 and 1770. Did not know: The 1751 disaster was apparently a series of quakes that went on for over two weeks.

It goes without saying that the 2010 quake caught everyone by surprise. But had anyone heard stories about earlier big quakes in Haiti — whether those old ones, or the 1842 quake that struck the north coast, or the Great Hispaniola Quake of 1946 — before the big one hit two years ago?

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