Massive earthquake hits Haiti

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake has struck 10 miles outside of Haiti’s capital city, Port-au-Prince. A Reuters reporter on the scene hasreported seeing dead bodies in the city and devastated buildings, with CNN calling the event “catastrophic.”

At least two large aftershocks have been reported since the initial quake, measuring at magnitudes of 5.9 and 5.5. A third aftershock of 5.1 is now being reported. Haiti is the poorest country in the Americas and its cities suffering from serious overcrowding, MSNBC.

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