This is the strongest quake in the region in over 200 years.
We all know how terrible a strong quake like this is in an area like Southern California that has a strong infrastructure and emergency services. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. There is barely any infrastructure.
The phone lines are down and most of the buildings in the capitol have collapsed, including the Presidential Palace and the UN headquarters. Experts worry the death toll will be quite high.
My heart goes out to the Haitian people. The island cannot seem to catch a break.
NYTimes article here.