12 Jan 2010Blog

Appeals for aid after quake strikes Haiti – CNN.com

by Jonathan

The magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck southern Haiti on Tuesday, knocking down buildings and inflicting a new catastrophe on the impoverished Caribbean nation, its ambassador to the United States said.The quake struck about 15 km 10 miles southwest of the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince shortly before 5 p.m. Joseph said he had little information about the extent of damage from the quake, but one government official — the only one he was able to reach — told him houses had crumbled “on the right side of the street and the left side of the street.”

via Appeals for aid after quake strikes Haiti – CNN.com.