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Old January 12th, 2010, 08:59 PM
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At 5:53 this evening a Magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the Haiti. The epicenter of the earthquake was 10 miles west of Port-au-Prince, the capital. It has been reported that the earthquake was felt as far away as eastern Cuba.

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,582877,00.html
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Old January 12th, 2010, 09:09 PM
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Magnitude 7 earthquake can make a very serious damage and can get lot of life of peoples...
Hope that would be the last and all the people affected by the earthquake may recover from it...
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Old January 12th, 2010, 09:16 PM
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They're taking extreme precautions in Jamaica now, I feel sorry for them D':
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Old January 12th, 2010, 09:38 PM
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As if Haiti didn't already have enough troubles, now a severe earthquake? Haiti is so poor. How are they going to rebuild after something like this? I don't normally feel so personally moved by disasters, but this is just cosmically unfair.
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Old January 13th, 2010, 03:33 AM
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Yeah when i heard i was pretty shocked but like what more can happen to that country.
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Old January 13th, 2010, 04:04 AM
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Magnitude 7 earthquake can make a very serious damage and can get lot of life of peoples...
Hope that would be the last and all the people affected by the earthquake may recover from it...
Not to mention it was a shallow earthquake, which makes it feel 20x stronger.
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Old January 13th, 2010, 12:34 PM
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At first I read about this on Yahoo! News, then I came across it on CBN News while flipping through the channels yesterday. From what was shown, things were in really bad shape from homes, local business buildings, and even their governmental buildings such as a palace that was mentioned in Haiti. They were interviewing a young girl who was away with her friends there and her parents were elsewhere at home. She said it was a pretty traumatic feeling and unlike any other earthquakes it was longer.

Again, from what I heard and saw things are in a really bad state as of now and it'll take some time to recover from such damage. I believe this was predicted before however, and sadly it came true.
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Old January 13th, 2010, 12:55 PM
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At first I read about this on Yahoo! News, then I came across it on CBN News while flipping through the channels yesterday. From what was shown, things were in really bad shape from homes, local business buildings, and even their governmental buildings such as a palace that was mentioned in Haiti. They were interviewing a young girl who was away with her friends there and her parents were elsewhere at home. She said it was a pretty traumatic feeling and unlike any other earthquakes it was longer.

Again, from what I heard and saw things are in a really bad state as of now and it'll take some time to recover from such damage. I believe this was predicted before however, and sadly it came true.
The Presidential Palace to be more specific.

People estimate anywhere from 100,000 to half a million could be dead. ;__;
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Old January 13th, 2010, 02:32 PM
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I heard about this at my Earth Science class today. After that, I was searching up Google about it. The pictures I saw surprised me.

Thank goodness that it isn't an 8 or higher. I still can't believe that the destruction is that catastrophic. I give my condolences to all the family members of the deceased ones in Haiti. It must be so horrible there right now. I hope that everything would be okay.
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Old January 13th, 2010, 03:28 PM
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This is horrible! D:
Is there anything MORE that can possibly happen there?
Man, the STUPID Norwegian news said NOTHING about this....
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Old January 13th, 2010, 05:08 PM
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Didn't hear about this until I browsed this thread, and my god a 7.0 is huge. largest I've felt was a 5-something back in Hawaii

I'll pitch in word to my church about getting a charity group to help these people
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Old January 13th, 2010, 05:45 PM
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Wow. Poor Haiti, they won't be able to rebuild. :< I've never been in an Earthquake, or any natural disaster for that matter.
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Old January 14th, 2010, 03:14 AM
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Heard this thread some hours ago, and I'm actually pitied the citizens of that stricken country. Haiti is a 3rd world country, so it won't able to rebuild and replace in some years. I hope they'll do well.
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Old January 14th, 2010, 02:50 PM
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This morning President Obama announced that the United States will give one hundred million dollars to recovery efforts in Haiti. The United States is sending in the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), USNS Comfort, 2,000 Marines and 3,000 troops from the 82nd Airborne Division. Also the Red Cross estimates that between 45,000 and 50,000 people may have been killed in the earthquake. Here a links to legitimate charities because it won't be long till scammer come out of the woodwork to take advantage of the disaster.
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Old January 14th, 2010, 03:02 PM
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I heard about that like 2 days ago that is sad for everybody in Haiti.
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Old January 14th, 2010, 04:37 PM
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Nature just can't find time to give Haiti a break, can it? The people there will be in my prayers.
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Old January 14th, 2010, 05:17 PM
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It's so sad... I saw these picture's on AOL.com of scenes before and after the earthquake. It made my jaw drop, and I was seriously speechless. I saw on the news Haitan-Americans depressed, since they couldn't get into contact with loved ones. I know you can't stop nature, but really, nature can be so... distructive... may my blessings, and prayers be with those in Haiti, and people here.
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Old January 15th, 2010, 05:18 PM
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well, to quote martin Luther King, When you stand Before your darkest nights, it is the beginning of a new dawn." its a sad state, considering how much this country has suffered, and for so long too.. with the attention it has gathered, at least it has the opportunity to be "reborn" into a stable country.

God help the victims, and people, donate, please!
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Old January 15th, 2010, 05:30 PM
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I feel sorry for those people, like others have said, it's a third world country, and it might not be able to rebuild. Things were bad enough there before, but now... damn, it is unfair to them. I can't pray for their wellbeing, due to my own beliefs, but hopefully they will be able to recover with some help.
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Old January 15th, 2010, 06:16 PM
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It's so sad and devastating, but the response so quickly through donations and help for the cause is amazing. I heard over 8 million dollars so have been donated just via text messaging :)
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Old January 15th, 2010, 08:54 PM
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In light of the earthquake, the US Government has suspended the deportations of illegal immigrants from Haiti till further notice. Also appears that the Red Cross is planning to send 45,000 refuges to Florida. Also the NFL and the players' union are donating one million dollars to relief efforts. Lastly Cablevision is allowing is Optimum Voice customers to call Haiti for free till further notice.
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I feel sorry for those people, like others have said, it's a third world country, and it might not be able to rebuild. Things were bad enough there before, but now... damn, it is unfair to them. I can't pray for their wellbeing, due to my own beliefs, but hopefully they will be able to recover with some help.
well, knowing about the Caribbean, yes, there is a chance to rebuid, more now than before, but that doesn't mean its going to be easy. its a pity you cant pray for their help, but I hope things will get better. at least the redio sataions in the caribbean are banding together to raise money, and one of them is funding a field hospital.
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Old January 16th, 2010, 07:08 PM
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Old January 16th, 2010, 07:18 PM
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Heard this about an hour or two after it started, and it does seem pretty destructive.

My condolences goes out to those who have to go through the damages caused by this quake, and it's nice to see the amount of support people are giving on this. :]
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Yeah, this is on the news everywhere. It's terrible, everyone losing homes and loved ones.
I wish Haiti the best of luck in recovering this awful earthquake! :3
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