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Haitians under shock of earthquake again, relief workers experience it too.

January 20, 2010 1 comment

Port-au-Prince, Haiti  — A strong aftershock rocked Haiti on Wednesday morning just as much-needed medical aid was set to reach the earthquake-ravaged nation.

The 6.1-magnitude aftershock was about 6.2 miles deep, with an epicenter about 35 miles (60 kilometers) west-southwest of the capital of Port-au-Prince, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

It rattled people struggling to recover from the devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake that walloped the impoverished country January 12, killing at least 72,000 people.

Such a strong tremor can pose significant danger in a nation where damaged buildings are teetering precariously. The aftershock was the strongest to hit Haiti since last week’s original quake, the USGS said.

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Fury of Nautre Struck Again, Haiti hit hard by a Catastrophic Earthquake, man is helpless as always.

January 14, 2010 3 comments

EPICENTRE: The 7.0 magnitude earthquake was centred about 16 kilometres west of haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince.

Tens of thousands of people are feared dead in Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake, buried beneath demolished schools, hospitals and homes as traumatised citizens mill in streets strewn with rubble and scattered bodies.

As more than 30 aftershocks continued to shake the devastated capital Port-au-Prince, residents tried to rescue people trapped under rubble, clawing at chunks of concrete with bare hands.

An estimated 3 million residents are spending a second night without shelter in the shattered country.

The UN chief said 16 UN personnel were confirmed dead late Wednesday in the earthquake that decimated Haiti’s capital, with 100 to 150 UN workers still unaccounted for, including the mission chief and his deputy.

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Categories: Haiti, Natures Fury, Relief