Raw Footage: Devastation After Earthquake

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, a major magnitude 7.0 quake devastated Haiti, the epi-center 10 miles south-west of the capital city, Port-au-Prince, a city of close to 3,000,000 people.

WARNING: This video contains graphic footage

 

With the highest levels of poverty and exploitation in the Americas, Haiti has long been one of the most devastated countries in the Americas, beset regularly by political and natural crisis and disasters. After the initial earthquake, 27 aftershocks followed, up to 5.0 on the richter scale.

The General Hospital in Port-au-Prince, the National Palace, the Cathedral and UN buildings collapsed.

We ask that you hold the people of Haiti in your thoughts and prayers today -- and in the weeks and months to come, as well, as they recover from this devastating blow.

KXAN News

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