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What Caused the Earthquake in Haiti?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The estimated 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti yesterday was the worst in more than 200 years. We’ll speak with Leonardo Seeber, a seismologist and senior researcher at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

U.S. State Department hotline for contacting relatives in Haiti: 1-888-407-4747.

More Haiti Resources: Twitter List from NPR | Twitter List from NYTimes | How You Can Help: The Takeaway’s List of Relief Organizations

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Leonardo Seeber
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Comments [4]

krystle from arizona

we just gotta be prepared like God told us =] the end is very near. look up on youtube what caused the earthquake... H.A.A.R.P? also i recomment reading the left behind books, they are very similar to whats going on around the world now.

Jan. 25 2010 04:08 AM
Jermesha from louisvelle kentucy

some people are saying that the earthquake is going on becase of religons resons like some people do vodou in haiti and thier being punished for it what do yuo think about this?

concerned 7th grader

Jan. 20 2010 07:54 AM
plp

Obviously beyond the current horror and tragedy of this event why is Haiti in such a shambles as a country,it actually makes many African countries seem straight and true. They share the island with DR, so I can't see there being a huge difference in natural resources.
My prayers are with the citizens of Haiti and their relatives stateside.
**Rachel, please donate DIRECTLY to redcross to insure all funds are received, carriers make money off those schemes.

Jan. 13 2010 12:41 PM
Rachel Blackwell from Brooklyn

Please: Text the word - Haiti - to 90999 - to make an immediate $10 donation to the Red Cross relief effort! It's so easy...it will show up on your phonebill. Please repost! And send out healing, loving energy to Haitians everywhere!

Jan. 13 2010 12:03 PM

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