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January 12, 2010

Breaking News: 7.0 Earthquake Has Hit Haiti

Damage to Presidential Palace in Haiti Click here to view video please note *graphic*
Raymond Joseph, Haiti's ambassador to the United States, told CNN he had little information about the extent of damage from the quake, which had a reported magnitude of 7.0. But he said the suffering inflicted on the impoverished Caribbean nation was likely to be "catastrophic."

"The only thing I can do now is pray and hope for the best," he said.

Joseph said one government official -- the only one he was able to reach -- told him houses had crumbled "on the right side of the street and the left side of the street."

The quake had a reported magnitude of 7.0 and was centered about 10 miles (16 km) off the coast and about 6 miles (10 km) underground, according to the USGS. source

6 comments:

Ana said...

Thanks for for the information.A 7.0 on the Richter magnitude scale is very bad.
My prayers go out to the nation of Haiti.

Saludos,
Ana

SamanthaClarke said...

wow.. that's terrible.

The Makeup Queen said...

My prayers go out to all Haitian brothers and sisters. As if they weren't having a hard time already. This is tragic. God be with them

snoblak said...

Thanks for the post.

Tiffany said...

No problem.

Amina said...

I am still in shock! my heart goes out to Haiti!

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