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7.3 Earthquake in Haiti

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posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 04:27 PM
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Origin Time: 12 Jan 2010 21:53 UTC
Magnitude: 7.3 Mwp (reviewed by PTWC)
Latitude: 18.5° N
Longitude: 72.5° W
Depth: 0 km (0 mi)
Location: Haiti Region
More Info.: updated earthquake information from the USGS NEIC

NOAA

Local Tsunami WATCH in effect

That's A Biggie!




posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 04:37 PM
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This is going to be a terrible tragedy. Port au Prince has a population of 2 million people, and the quake hit it just about head on, at only 6 miles deep. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and has very poor building standards, with extensive shanty towns.

There are already reports that a hospital has collapsed. Please keep the people of Haiti in your thoughts.

Aftershocks so far:

5.5 2010/01/12 22:12:05 18.485 -72.556 10.0 HAITI REGION
5.9 2010/01/12 22:00:42 18.271 -72.862 10.0 HAITI REGION



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 04:41 PM
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