The Earthquake occurred in the vicinity of the Northern boundary where the Caribbean tectonic plate shifts eastward by about 22mm per year relative to the North American Plate. The earthquake was very destructive in many ways, one being the amount of people killed which was a ridiculous number of 316,000 deaths! That's pretty bad if you ask me. The Haiti earthquake was also know as one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded! As you can see in the picture above, many buildings and homes were destroyed during the earthquake. The Haiti earthquake was also one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded! Making it one of the deadliest earthquake ever recorded!