13 Jan

Haiti Earthquake

The strongest earthquake in more than 200 years rocked Haiti today. The magnitude was 7.0 on the Richter scale. Even after this powerful quake there has been two more after shocks measuring more than 5 on the Richter scale.

“The American Red Cross is pledging an initial $200,000 to assist communities impacted by this earthquake, and is prepared to take further action as local responders assess the situation. As with most earthquakes, we expect to see immediate needs for food, water, temporary shelter, medical services and emotional support.

The American Red Cross is accepting donations through our International Response Fund.”

Source: Red Cross

Meanwhile a Tsunami watch is in effect for Haiti, Cuba, Bahamas and Dominican Republic.

Source: NWS