Pictures of the Haiti Earthquake that shook Port-Au-Prince, the Capital, on Tuesday, 12 January 2010
The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a major disaster that registered at the magnitude of 7.0 Mw. The epicentre was near Léogâne, a town about 25 km (16 miles) west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital. The earthquake occurred at 16:53 local time (21:53 UTC) on Tuesday, 12 January 2010. Following the main schock, at least 52 aftershocks measuring 4.5 or greater had been recorded By January 24th, causing more damage.
An estimated three million people were affected by the quake; Haitian President Rene Preval stated that "nearly 170,000" bodies had been counted. Reports claimed that 20,000 commercial buildings and 225,000 residences had collapsed or were severely damaged.