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Magnitude 7.0 - HAITI REGION

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posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 09:58 AM
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12 brazilians have died there, including Zilda Arns, as many people have already posted here. Some are still missing. They're all in my prayers, especially because many soldiers there are from a military base on the brazilian city of Campinas, where most of my relatives live. So maybe they know someone that is in Haiti right now.

More news from Brazil: the Air Force has confirmed that they're are sending 8 planes to help the victims of the earthquake.

Link in Portuguese: noticias.uol.com.br...




posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 10:01 AM
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Canada's aid efforts

www.marketwire.com...


Israeli Ambassador going to Haiti
www.israelnationalnews.com...

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Via Ann Curry on twitter:

Doctors Without borders says ALL hospitals in Haiti's Port au Prince area have either collapsed or been abandoned

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Field news from docs without borders- on scene

doctorswithoutborders.org...

"The Martissant health center in a poor area of Port-au-Prince had to be evacuated after the earthquake because it was damaged and unstable. The patients are now in tents in the grounds and the medical staff have been dealing with a flow of casualties from the town. They have already treated between 300 and 350 people, mainly for trauma injuries and fractures. Among them are 50 people suffering from burns—some of them severe—many of them caused by domestic gas containers exploding in collapsing buidings. At the Pachot rehabilitation center another 300 to 400 people have been treated. In one of MSF's adminstrative offices in Petionville, another part of Port-au-Prince, a tent clinic there has seen at least 200 injured people. More are getting assistance at what was the Solidarite maternity hospital, which was seriously damaged."

"Another MSF coordinator there, Hans van Dillen, confirmed that Port-au-Prince was quite unable to cope with the scale of the disaster. "There are hunderds of thousands of people who are sleeping in the streets because they are homeless," said van Dillen. "We see open fractures, head injuries. The problem is that we can not forward people to proper surgery at this stage.""

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UN Airport is open for aid workers

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Hundreds of dead body in the collapse of Hotel Montana

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The reports that was best from an eyewitness in the hardest hit area of Carrfour was by Tipap ... he works with our family and he said that he saw "many many bodies" and that churches, schools, and homes had collapsed.

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posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 10:07 AM
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I saw this yesterday on CNN as it happened.... pretty big one!!

Looks like a lot of devastation caused....

To be honest with you i thought Haiti was a paradise tropical Island... one which would be great for a vacation or even living there but after seeing the pictures and news reports it looks like a poor Country!!



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 10:13 AM
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tora_nyc Wow! CNN reports that most of Port au Prince is destroyed! Red Cross overwhelmed by the sight.
half a minute ago from web

RUNMGD - 4:08 p.m.
CNNs Anderson Cooper is now on the ground in Port-Au-Prince; glad to have his eyes on the scene... #Haiti



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 10:14 AM
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Source: Reuters
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Haitian President Rene Preval said he feared thousands of people had been killed by the major earthquake that struck his country, which toppled the parliament in the capital and schools and hospitals.

In his first media interview since the quake hit on Tuesday, Preval told the Miami Herald the scene in the capital Port-au-Prince was "unimaginable".

"Parliament has collapsed. The tax office has collapsed. Schools have collapsed. Hospitals have collapsed," he said.



Another live blog link with pics:

live.reuters.com...

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posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 10:15 AM
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Mwolda - 4:14 p.m.
Anderson Cooper (CNN): Control Tower at Haiti Port au Prince is basically out.



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 10:16 AM
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CNN: many of the 9,000 UN peacekeepers unaccounted for.



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 10:19 AM
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Latest Canadian update will be live online @ 11:40 am EST here:

www.cpac.ca...



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 10:21 AM
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USGS preliminary damage report by city:

earthquake.usgs.gov...


I would take this with a grain of salt, as they state fatalities expected: 5


But, it does illustrate effects felt by city quite well.



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 10:23 AM
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I'm not clued up on earthquake habits but looking at this:

hisz.rsoe.hu...

Are so many 'after shocks' normal of that strength?

When is it felt? At 4... 4.5?...5?



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 10:23 AM
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From a girl on twitter:

beesgirl7 RT @aliyasking: ALERT: dean of students from Columbia University has asked me to send message. All Columbia U students in Port Au Prince ...



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 10:24 AM
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Live stream from Haiti via Haitipal (Creole and French language)

www.freeetv.com...



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 10:26 AM
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We really need to get food and supplies there quick!!!


Susan Westwood, a paediatric nurse from Scotland working at an orphanage outside Port-au-Prince, tells the BBC that they only have enough supplies to last five days. "It is what happens to us after that, that is concerning us," she says. "We are having to very careful with food and water."


Like with all catastrophes, the real troubles begin in the aftermath.

Thank G*d that you guys are "around the corner"..


The US military is sending a ground assessment team to Haiti and one of its P-3 Orion patrol aircraft has been doing aerial reconnaissance, a Pentagon spokesman has said, according to the Reuters news agency.


Much strength to those who are on their way over there to help out!!!

Peace



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 10:28 AM
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British goverment, whose colonies are in the the area, are believed to be sending troops to Haiti. UK and US carrying out a joint operation.

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posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 10:34 AM
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Hotline #'s


The Emergency Hotline for the families of UN staff members in Haiti: 212-963-4139


Americans in Haiti can call the Embassy’s Consular Task Force at 509-2229-8942, 509-2229-8089, 509-2229-8322, or 509-2229-8672


For information or inquiries about U.S. citizens in Haiti, call 888-407-4747. Outside the U.S. and Canada, call 202-501-4444



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 10:36 AM
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TWITTER: RT @monsterants: ArchBishop was killed in the Haiti quake. The seminary was destroyed and many trapped. They don't know how many dead.



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 10:38 AM
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Israel:




"Israel’s Government Press Office issued the following statement today: Jan 12, 2010 – A major earthquake struck the capital of impoverished Haiti on Tuesday, toppling many buildings and burying thousands of people under the rubble. The magnitude 7.0 quake, whose epicenter was inland only 10 miles (16 km) from Port-au-Prince, sent panic-stricken people into the streets as clouds of dust and smoke from falling buildings rose into the sky. Tens of thousands of people were left homeless and injured. IsraAID members have been in direct contact with local partners on the ground who together will be treating the injured and offering expertise to the local government. A 12-man search-and-rescue team, which includes emergency medical staff are in the process of leaving to the field. IsraAID has turned to the Israeli public in request for donations to support the Israeli civilian aid. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and has a history of destructive natural disasters. Some 9,000 U.N. police and troops are stationed there to maintain order. The Israeli Defense Force Issued the following statement: An Israeli delegation including Ministry of Foreign Affairs, IDF Home Front Command and IDF Medical Corp Personnel has departed at 11:30 Israel time to the Republic of Haiti in order to examine the possibilities of offering aid following the recent earthquake. The delegation includes engineering, medical, logistics and rescue experts from the IDF Home Front Command. Binyamin Netanyahu issued the following statement: PM Netanyahu Orders Aid Delegation to Haiti (Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser) Following the tragic earthquake in Haiti, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today (Wednesday), 13.1.10, ordered Defense Ministry, Foreign Ministry and Public Security Ministry officials to quickly consider how to render humanitarian assistance to the Caribbean nation. To this end, an advance IDF Home Front Command, IDF Medical Corps and Foreign Ministry delegation has already departed for Haiti . Israeli Ambassador to the Dominican Republic Amos Radian has been instructed to proceed to Haiti in order to report on the situation there. The Israeli Embassy in the US has been instructed to be in contact with American aid officials in order to coordinate humanitarian assistance and rescue activities and adapt them to the needs of the affected area."

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posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 10:39 AM
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lucysojo - 4:37 p.m.
RT @MoAmy: "Nou atè nè." (We are on our knees.) ~ Father Andre Siohan, a missionary in Port-Au-Prince (via @RuthieGledhill)

unfoundation - 4:37 p.m.
RT @UN_Radio: UN Peacekeeping Chief says many trapped under rubble http://(link tracking not allowed)/8Kl6oZ (more on #UN HQ building in Port-au-Prince)



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 10:43 AM
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Boston Globe Pics, including shots of rescue workers preparing to leave from Taiwan, UK, Los Angeles and Venezuela

GRAPHIC

www.boston.com...

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China has sent Search and Rescue team

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Germany:




German foreign minister Guido Westerwelle just told a news conference in Berlin he could not rule out German casualties. "I'm shocked by the dimensions of the earthquake disaster. We sent our sympathy and solidarity to the friends and relatives of the victims. We mourn with the people of Haiti. The German government will make available 1 million euros in humanitarian aid to Haiti immediately even if we all know that is only a small amount to relieve suffering. In view of the scope of the disaster, I can't exclude at this point that Germans are also victims. We hope not but unfortunately we can't rule that out."


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NEW YORK, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines and AMR Corp's American Airlines said on Wednesday that they had canceled flights to and from Haiti following the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that may have killed thousands of people. Delta, the world's largest airline, canceled its flight from New York's John F Kennedy International Airport to Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital, said company spokesman Anthony Black. American Airlines flew its last flight from Haiti to Miami Tuesday night around 6:45 p.m., according to spokesman Tim Smith.


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Reuters:




The U.S could begin using C-130 aircraft to start flying emergency supplies to Haiti later today and U.S. Navy ships at bases on the East Coast told to be prepared to leave for Haiti, according to Defense officials


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posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 10:47 AM
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jonitchr - 4:45 p.m.
Just found out the Body of the Archbishop of Port-Au-Prince was pulled from the rubble.



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