The Staggers 4 March 2010 The Chartist Quake proof. Print HTML The earthquake that hit Chile on 27 February may have been one of the strongest ever recorded, but the damage caused by the tremors that hit Haiti -- with something like one-five-hundredth of the force -- has been much more severe. Chile's earthquake originated much deeper underground, and further from a city than the one in Haiti, two factors that helped. But the difference between the countries' GDP per head may just have had something to do with it, too . . . Graphic by Jez Burrows Follow the New Statesman team on Twitter. › Web Only: the best of the blogs From only £1 per week Subscribe More Related articles The Fire Brigades Union reaffiliates to Labour - what does it mean? John Gray on the future of the state on the NS Podcast Could Labour lose the Oldham by-election?