New Earthquake in Haiti today?

After eight days or Haiti's capital was devastated by an apocalyptic quake, there was another earthquake in Haiti today?
My god. Did the new earthquake cause additional injuries or damage to weakened buildings? There's still people alive under those buildings. What is the magnitude of the new earthquake and what's the damage produced by it?

asked by Austin in Geography | 1725 views | 01-20-2010 at 01:09 PM

A new earthquake struck Haiti today, shaking buildings and sending screaming people running into the streets. It happened after 8 days of the first earthquake in Haiti.

This is the second earthquake that has hit Haiti.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the 6.1 magnitude quake hit at 6:03 a.m. (1103 GMT) about 35 miles (56 kilometres) northwest of the capital of Port-au-Prince. It struck at a depth of 13.7 miles (22 kilometres) but was located too far inland to generate any tidal waves in the Caribbean.

Food and water is only starting to reach outlying areas, and emergency workers are still complaining of a lack of basic equipment and infrastructure as time runs out for those still trapped in the rubble.

The pacific tsunami warning centre said the earthquake was located too far inland to generate any tidal waves in the Caribbean.

answered by Nora | 01-20-2010 at 01:14 PM

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