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January 13, 2010

Earthquake in Haiti

Tuesday afternoon, January 12th, the worst earthquake in 200 years - 7.0 in magnitude - struck less than ten miles from the Caribbean city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The initial quake was later followed by twelve aftershocks greater than magnitude 5.0. Structures of all kinds were damaged or collapsed, from shantytown homes to national landmarks. It is still very early in the recovery effort, but millions are likely displaced, and thousands are feared dead as rescue teams from all over the world are now descending on Haiti to help where they are able. As this is a developing subject, I will be adding photos to this entry over the next few days, but at the moment, here is a collection of photos from Haiti over the past 24 hours. [See also Haiti 48 hours later]. (48 photos total)

This photo provided by Carel Pedre shows people running past rubble of a damaged building in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. The largest earthquake ever recorded in the area shook Haiti on Tuesday, collapsing a hospital where people screamed for help. (AP Photo/Carel Pedre)

People seek safety in the aftermath of a severe earthquake on rue Capois in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti on January 12th, 2010. (Tequila Minsky for The New York Times) #

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A fire breaks out near a building, which was damaged after a major earthquake struck, in Port-au-Prince in this January 12, 2010 video grab. (REUTERS/Reuters TV) #

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Buildings are seen damaged in the neighborhood of Petionville, Port-Au-Prince shortly after an earthquake hit Haiti, January 12, 2010. The 7.0 magnitude quake rocked Haiti, killing possibly thousands of people as it toppled the presidential palace and hillside shanties alike and leaving the poor Caribbean nation appealing for international help. (REUTERS/Nabil Hijjawi via Your View) #

Anthony Guarino, a seismic analyst at the Caltech Seismological Laboratory, shows the 7.0 earthquake peak from the Haiti earthquake at the laboratory in Pasadena, California on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) #

A quake-destroyed building in the streets of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti on January 12th, 2010. (Tequila Minsky for The New York Times) #

A man calls for help while being trapped at the Port-au-Prince University, after a major earthquake struck, in Port-au-Prince in this January 13, 2010 video grab. (REUTERS/Reuters TV) #

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People walk along a street lined with buildings, which were destroyed after a major earthquake struck, in Port-au-Prince in this January 12, 2010 video grab. (REUTERS/Reuters TV) #

Criss-cross cracking and other damage to a building is seen on January 12, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti after a huge earthquake. (Clarens Renois/AFP/Getty Images) #

A view of the badly damaged presidential palace - the center portion formerly 3 stories tall - after an earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on January 13, 2010. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz) #

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Residents wait for medical treatment after an earthquake in Port-au-Prince January 13, 2010. (REUTERS/Kena Betancur) #

A injured child receives medical treatment after an earthquake in Port-au-Prince January 13, 2010. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz) #

People come to the aid of a wounded man on January 12, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Frederic Dupoux/Getty Images) #

Residents search for victims after an earthquake in Port-au-Prince January 13, 2010. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz) #

This Jan. 12, 2010 photo shows an injured person being tended to at Hotel Villa Creole in Port-au-Prince, Haiti after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit the Caribbean nation. (AP Photo/Montreal La Presse, Ivanoh Demers) #

Injured women wait on the floor at the emergency clinic of Petionville on January 12, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Frederic Dupoux/Getty Images) #

Residents sleep in the street after the earthquake in Port-au-Prince January 13, 2010. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz) #

Displaced people carry a wounded man out of a clinic as aftershocks occur, following a major earthquake on January 13, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Frederic Dupoux/Getty Images) #

A man with two broken legs sits in the street amongst other wounded people, following a major earthquake on January 13, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Frederic Dupoux/Getty Images) #

People search for survivors amongst the ruins of the children's hospital, following a major earthquake on January 13, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Frederic Dupoux/Getty Images) #

Earthquake survivors sit on a bloody floor in an emergency clinic in Petionville on January 12, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Frederic Dupoux/Getty Images) #

A woman faints in the arms of a medic in an emergency clinic in Petionville on January 12, 2010 in earthquake-stricken Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Frederic Dupoux/Getty Images) #

People search for survivors amongst the rubble of the Caribbean Super Market in Delmas on January 12, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Frederic Dupoux/Getty Images) #

Elie Isaac, left, and Caleb Roseme, both of Norwich, Connecticut, pray for the people of the Caribbean Islands, at the First Haitian Baptist Church of Norwich, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. Both men have family and friends in Haiti, one of the countries hit by the largest earthquake to ever hit the Caribbean Islands. (AP Photo/The Day, Abigail Pheiffer) #

A father carries his duaghter after a major earthquake on January 12, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Frederic Dupoux/Getty Images) #

An injured person is seen in the street after an earthquake hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. (AP Photo/Jorge Cruz) #

Venezuelan rescuers load medical equipment onto a plane heading to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on January 13, 2010 at the Simon Bolivar international airport in Caracas, following a huge quake which rocked the impoverished Caribbean nation, toppling buildings and leaving hundreds of people missing and feared dead. (JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images) #

British Search and Rescue teams prepare to leave Gatwick airport, West Sussex to provide assistance to relief and rescue teams in Haiti, on January 13, 2010. (CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images) #

Taiwan rescue teams stand by at the fire department in Taipei on January 13, 2010 as they prepare to head to Haiti to help with the rescue effort following an earthquake. (SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images) #

Los Angeles County Fire Department urban search and rescue team load equipment in the Pacoima area of Los Angeles January 12, 2010. The team will travel to Haiti to help with rescue efforts after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit the capital Port-au-Prince. (REUTERS/Gus Ruelas) #


1st Update, 11:55 am


A view of a damaged neighborhood in the Canape-Vert area on January 13, 2010, after an earthquake the day before in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz) #

A girl reacts in the street shortly after a large earthquake struck in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on January 12th, 2010 (Tequila Minsky for The New York Times) #

Residents search for survivors among the debris after an earthquake in Port-au-Prince January 13, 2010. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz) #


2nd Update, 1:50 pm


An injured woman is helped after being rescued on January 13, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images) #

A person approaches several bodies lying in the rubble along Delmas road the day after an earthquake struck Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Jorge Cruz) #

A day after the earthquake, a young woman climbs over shopping carts and the rubble of a collapsed store on January 13, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images) #


3rd Update, 4:15 pm


A person ties a dead woman's feet together as she is attended to on the side of a road the day after an earthquake hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo) #

Men carry an injured woman near a clinic on January 13, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images) #

People look at what remains of a six-story communications building on January 13, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images) #

People search for survivors under the rubble of a collapsed building the day after an earthquake hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo) #

Residents walk past a dead body after an earthquake in Port-au-Prince January 13, 2010. (REUTERS/Carlos Barria) #

 
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