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2010 Haiti Earthquake

An earthquake that occurred on January 12, 2010.

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  • Jan 14, 2010
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Such a tragic event. My thoughts are with all the people in Haiti & their loved ones. Please help in any way that you can!
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review by . January 13, 2010
Haiti seeks your help......
I cannot stress enough what a human disaster this is, and idle hands will only make this tragedy worse. The over 2 million people in Port-au-Prince tonight face catastrophe alone. This is an unbelievable tragedy. Being Haitian American myself, with family in Haiti, I feel more than compelled to help. Haiti has been suffering for far too long and for a catastrophe of this magnitude to happen is beyond words. My prayers go out to all of Haiti and all that were affected by this earthquake. My hopes …
review by . January 13, 2010
Time for all people of goodwill to step up and help to alleviate the misery of the Haitian people.
It was the most powerful earthquake to hit Haiti in more than 200 years.  First reports indicate that in the capital city of Port-au-Prince thousands of buildings have collapsed and that the city is in total ruins.  Amidst the fire and rubble tens of thousands lie dead and injured.  The major hospital in the city has also been destroyed.  Judging by some of the photographs and news reports the 2010 Haitian Earthquake is a catastrophe of biblical proportions.  …
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The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a magnitude 7.0 earthquake that occurred approximately 10 miles (16 km) from Port-au-Prince, Haiti at 4:53:09 PM local time (21:53:09 UTC) on Tuesday 12 January 2010. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.2 miles (10.0 km). The United States Geological Survey recorded a series of aftershocks, ten of them above magnitude 5.0, including ones measuring 5.9 and 5.5.

Most of Port-au-Prince's major landmarks have been damaged in the earthquake, including the National Presidential Palace of Haiti, the National Assembly building, the Port-au-Prince Cathedral and at least one hospital. The United Nations reported that headquarters of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, located in the capital, sustained serious damage and that a large number of UN personnel were unaccounted for.

Earthquake Details
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 21:53:09 UTC
18.451°N, 72.445°W
10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
15 km (10 miles) SW of PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti
140 km (90 miles) E of Les Cayes, Haiti
145 km (90 miles) WNW of Barahona, Dominican Republic
1140 km (710 miles) SE of Miami, Florida
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Type: Massive Earthquake
Location: Haiti
Date(s): January 12, 2010

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