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Haiti earthquake feared to have killed many
by reposts
Tuesday Jan 12th, 2010 8:29 PM
A 7.3-magnitude earthquake which struck off the coast of Haiti is feared to have caused major loss of life in and around the capital, Port-au-Prince.
Haiti's worst quake in two centuries seriously damaged the HQ of the UN mission in Haiti and a "large number" of its personnel are reported missing.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8455629.stm

Many feared dead as huge earthquake hits Haiti

A huge rescue operation was under way this morning after a powerful earthquake hit Haiti, toppling buildings in the capital Port-au-Prince, burying residents in rubble and sparking tsunami alerts in what is feared to be a major catastrophe.

A 7.0-magnitude quake – the biggest recorded in this part of the Caribbean – rocked Port-au-Prince last night, collapsing a hospital and sending houses tumbling into ravines.

Witnesses reported seeing bodies in the rubble and clouds of dust shrouding the city, but with telephone communications cut the extent of damage was not immediately clear.

"Everything started shaking, people were screaming, houses started collapsing, it's total chaos," said Joseph Guyler Delva, a Reuters reporter. "I saw people under the rubble, and people killed. People were screaming 'Jesus, Jesus' and running in all directions."

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jan/13/tsunami-alert-haiti-earthquake-disaster

PHOTOS:
http://radioteleginen.ning.com/profiles/blogs/more-pictures

Helping the Victims of the Haiti Earthquake
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/1/12/824490/-Helping-the-Victims-of-the-Haiti-Earthquake-(Updated)
by USGS (reposted)
Tuesday Jan 12th, 2010 8:31 PM
The January 12, 2010, Haiti earthquake occurred in the boundary region separating the Caribbean plate and the North America plate. This plate boundary is dominated by left-lateral strike slip motion and compression, and accommodates about 20 mm/y slip, with the Caribbean plate moving eastward with respect to the North America plate.

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http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2010/us2010rja6/#summary
by Aaron Aarons
( indy [at] aarons.f-m.fm ) Wednesday Jan 13th, 2010 1:20 AM
> Haiti's worst quake in two centuries seriously damaged the HQ of the UN mission in Haiti and a "large number" of its personnel are reported missing.

The role of the United Nations Stabilization Mission In Haiti (MINUSTAH, from its name in French) has been to impose the will of the imperialists on the Haitian people, including by killing Haitians resisting the puppet government and helping the Haitian police do the same.

Good riddance, UN/MINUSTAH!