The Earthquake/Building Damage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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Source: The European space agency

This damage evaluation map released by the European Space Agency shows the levels of damage in Port-au-Prince area of Haiti, following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake and several aftershocks that hit the Caribbean nation on Jan. 12, 2010. Credit: ESA

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Magnitude Earthquake Hit Haiti’s Capital

(CNN) — “A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Tuesday near Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, the U.S. Geological Survey. Several witnesses reported heavy damage and bodies in the streets of the Haitian capital.

There was no estimate of the dead and wounded Tuesday evening, but the U.S. State Department has been told to expect “serious loss of life,” department spokesman P.J. Crowley told reporters in Washington.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Earthquake struck near coast of capital Port-au-Prince on Tuesday
  • Witnesses: Heavy damage reported, bodies in streets
  • U.S. State Department: ‘Serious loss of life’ expected”

Source: CNN:  Haitians wait for daylight for full look at quake devastation