A powerful earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale shook Haiti on Tuesday, causing several buildings to collapse in the poorest nation of the Western hemisphere and leading to an unknown number of fatalities.
The earthquake hit just 10 miles southwest of the highly populated capital of Port-au-Prince. It has caused extensive damage and panic with the expected number of casualties to be potentially high.
Haiti was stricken with a massive earthquake on January 12, 2010
Haiti earthquake has left many dead, injured people and displaced damages
Disasters … rubble in Gonaives, Haiti, following Hurricane Ike
Rescue efforts are underway to free trapped survivors
The strongest earthquake in more than 200 years rocked Haiti
A local walks past a devastated building in Haiti’s capital Port-Au-Prince