13 January, 2010

Haiti Experiences a 7.0 Richter Scale Earthquake

The Island of Haiti has expereienced one of its most worst Earthquakes ever on a Richter scale of 7.0 totally devastating the capital Port- Au -Prince .So intense was the Earthquake that it collapsed the Presidential Palace which is probably one of the most secure buildings in Haiti.For a country that has been ravaged by po;itical strife, instability and poverty ,the disaster seems overbearing.

The Earthquake has definately created a humanitarian crisis although the international community is already rallying aid and resources to the Country.Haiti has a population of about 9.2 million inhabitants.

The USGS report link and update on the quake is at http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/last_event/world_haiti.html

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