Posted on | January 13, 2010 | No Comments
At 4:53 p.m. local time on January 12, 2010, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Hispaniola Island, just 15 kilometers (10 miles) southwest of the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. Besides its strong magnitude, the earthquake’s shallow depth of roughly 8.3 kilometers (5.2 miles) ensured that the densely populated capital suffered violent shaking, reports NASA. To keep reading the Earth Observatory report, click here. To learn about American humanitarian relief, click here for the US AID page. For President Obama’s call to the nation to help, click here. To make a Red Cross donation, click here. The minimum donation is $10. If you have an Amazon account, you don’t even need to get out your credit card. The National Groundwater Assn. has a page of organizations dedicated to providing clean water to those in need. Two of its organizations work in Haiti. To access the page, click here.