Haitian Earthquake

     I don’t know a lot about seismology, but there has been a lot of seismic activity in the general vicinity on that tectonic plate.  Over the last 3 days there have been, including the aftershocks of this 7.0 earthquake in Haiti, 58 earthquakes in the area, with what looks to be 7 major aftershocks, 5 of them 5.0 or more on the richter scale.  Haiti is to my knowledge the most poverty stricken nation in the western hemisphere.  If there is any nation on earth that is or could be woefully unprepared for this type of catastrophe, it is Haiti. 

   There is already aide to Haiti flowing in.  American Money and aide is on the way.  I have heard there is aide flowing in from the Dominican republic.  Forces all over the web are being marshaled to aide the Haitians.  A prayer for the Haitians is in order I think.  They need all the help they can get.

   Things seen and heard.  A hospital collapsed.  The Presidential palace collapsed.  The city of Port-Au-Prince, from what few pictures I have seen, in ruins.   Enough dust rising up from the city proper that the city is completely obscured from view from the distance of about a mile.  Saw that in a video, along with some hysterical woman screaming in creole about it being the end of the world. 

   Charities helping out in Haiti includes The American Red Cross, UNICEF, and Operation USA.  Give if you can.


   That’s it from here for now.  More later.

Today’s Nuggets, Via wikiquote:  We are obligated to be more scrupulous in fulfilling the commandment of charity than any other positive commandment because charity is the sign of a righteous man.  Moses Maimonides

(Iniquum est conlapsis manum non porrigere; commune hoc ius generis humani est.)  It is wrong not to give a hand to the fallen. This right is common to the whole human race.  Seneca the Elder


One thought on “Haitian Earthquake

  1. Department of redundancy department error fixed. Original read “… Over the last 3 days there have been, including the aftershocks of this 7.0 earthquake in Haiti, there have been 58 earthquakes in the area over the last 3 days,…”

    Somedays I honestly think I need an honest to J.R. Bob Dobbs editor to fix my mistakes…

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