Jan
20
2010

Haiti hit by strong aftershock

Strong magnitude 6.1 aftershock hits Haiti

Haiti aftershock earthquakeCourtesy American Red Cross

A strong aftershock rocked Haiti on Wednesday morning just as much-needed medical aid was set to reach the earthquake-ravaged nation.
The 6.1-magnitude aftershock was about 6.2 miles deep, with an epicenter about 35 miles (60 kilometers) west-southwest of the capital of Port-au-Prince, the U.S. Geological Survey said. CNN

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ARTiFactor's picture
ARTiFactor says:

The 7.0 earthquake was 32 times stronger in terms of magnitude -- or energy released -- than the 6.1 temblor, said Carrieann Bedwell, a geophysicist with the USGS. That difference is what people feel on the ground, she said.

posted on Wed, 01/20/2010 - 9:12am
bryan kennedy's picture

I'm glad you posted that comment Art. People (meaning me) always forget the logarithmic nature of the Richter scale.

posted on Wed, 01/20/2010 - 12:21pm
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Liza says:

Haiti's likely to be feeling aftershocks for a while yet. Since the initial earthquake on January 12, we've seen more than 45 significant aftershocks. And while they're likely to become weaker and less frequent, strong quakes are still very possible.

posted on Wed, 01/20/2010 - 4:51pm
bailey's picture
bailey says:

give them money to repair everything lost

posted on Sat, 01/23/2010 - 1:48pm
TJ's picture
TJ says:

I agree, i thunk Press. Obama shud give dem brand new houses n enof $$$ fr jobs clothing fd n gas!!!!

posted on Sat, 02/27/2010 - 2:18pm
ARTiFactor's picture
ARTiFactor says:

The confirmed death toll from Haiti's devastating earthquake has risen above 150,000 in the Port-au-Prince area alone, a government minister has said. BBC

posted on Sun, 01/24/2010 - 12:18pm
haven prevatt's picture
haven prevatt says:

scary

posted on Sat, 02/27/2010 - 12:19pm

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