Earthquake in Haiti

From The Big Picture:

Tuesday afternoon, January 12th, the worst earthquake in 200 years – 7.0 in magnitude – struck less than ten miles from the Caribbean city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The initial quake was later followed by twelve aftershocks greater than magnitude 5.0. Structures of all kinds were damaged or collapsed, from shantytown homes to national landmarks. It is still very early in the recovery effort, but millions are likely displaced, and thousands are feared dead as rescue teams from all over the world are now descending on Haiti to help where they are able.


  1. It’s a fantastic photo of a terrible event. It seems to be only natural disasters that affect both the rich and the poor. I wonder how longit will take to recover from this.

  2. I’ve been reading about the earthquake throughout the day. Pictures of the children are the saddest of all. What an awful tragedy- it’s frightening to see people hurting on TV and being unable to fix things or get help to them immediately.

  3. Haiti was such a mess before this…I can’t imagine how long it will take, and how much money, before the country is functioning again. Haitians are beautiful, loving people, it is too sad to watch the news. Donate with reputable organizations and pray for Haiti.

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