After the 2010 earthquake devasted Haiti, there was an outpouring of international support. Eight years later, most of those who rushed in to help are long gone. But many of those who remain are people with ties to Haiti, and ome of them started businesses that are getting some traction.
When The World's Monica Campbell returned to her home in Mexico City, she arrived to chaos. People were trying their best to rebuild or they were leaving altogether. Her neighborhood in particular was among the hardest hit.
On Sept. 7, a massive earthquake off of Mexico's southern coast damaged buildings. And then a powerful aftershock a few weeks later finished some of them off. People in the region just want the earth to stop shaking.
The epicenter was on the southern part of Chiloé island, an area with several national parks. The earthquake caused some minor damage, but no deaths were reported and an initial tsunami alert was later downgraded.
After a devastating earthquake in central Italy, a special rescue unit is working to recover the town of Amatrice's cultural heritage: the centuries-old paintings, art and religious objects in the town's damaged or collapsed libraries, museums and churches.
An Italian appeals court has tossed out most of the convictions in the case involving earthquake scientists and a public official in L'Aquila, Italy. They had earlier been found guilty of failing to warn the public about risks right before a deadly quake hit, killing more than 300 people.
Laura Rose Wagner was in Haiti to research her Ph.D. thesis when a devastating earthquake hit in 2010. Wagner, like many others, spent hours trapped under the rubble. Now she's out with a new novel about making it through Haiti's post-earthquake life.
Not everyone who evacuated the area near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant four years actually had to leave. But four years later, despite government reassurances — and plenty of pressure — they say returning to their homes still isn't safe.
When disasters like earthquakes strikes in far-off countries, our first instinct is to help in any way we can. But sometimes that help actually gets in the way of recovery. That's what reporter Jonathan Katz experienced after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and he has suggestions on how to avoid a repeat.
Dimitry Elias Léger's debut novel unfolds in the aftermath of Haiti's 2010 earthquake. The human, often comic tale is his attempt "to cover the full range of color and emotions that people who experience traumatic events need to tell their stories."
The 7.8 magnitude earthquake caused huge devastation in Nepal in April, 2015. Many Nepalis in America at the time were allowed to stay — and now they want to continue to live in America to help support their families who are still recovering.