Skip to comments.Strong Aftershock Hits Haiti
Posted on 01/20/2010 4:38:28 AM PST by americanophile
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HaitiA powerful aftershock struck Haiti on Wednesday, shaking buildings and sending screaming people running into the streets only eight days after the country's capital was devastated by a major earthquake.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-6.1 tremblor hit at 6:03 a.m. (11:03 a.m. GMT) about 35 miles northwest of the capital of Port-au-Prince. It struck at a depth of 13.7 miles but was located too far inland to generate any tidal waves in the Caribbean.
Wails of terror rose Wednesday from frightened survivors of the apocalyptic quake that struck eight days ago as people as people poured out of unstable buildings.
It wasn't immediately possible to ascertain what additional damage the new quake may have caused.
Last week's magnitude-7 quake killed an estimated 200,000 people in Haiti, left 250,000 injured and made 1.5 million homeless. A massive international aid effort has been launched, but is struggling with overwhelming logistical problems.
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What aftershock?! That looks like another earthquake!
I saw a panel on Fox News discussing the rebuilding a couple of days after the big one — they all agreed the rebuilt buildings don’t need to be constructed with earthquake-resistant codes because the country can’t afford it, and earthquakes are rare events.
Could well be. The magnitude is the real story. 6.1 is a substantial quake.
Exactly! When do the *after shocks* stop and *new* earthquakes begin?
I woke up about 6:00 this morning and I felt like I needed to pray for Haiti, so I did. Now I know why. I just got up about 15 minutes ago to see that Haiti had another quake. I know it was God who woke me to pray. Although I was praying for Haiti, my focus was on the Hotel where there are 19 American's still trapped. They don't know if they are dead or alive because no one has gone there to try and see. They say the reason is, they don't have the heavy equipment to move the cement. I find it remarkable that we would not go there first, at least try to see if they can do something.
PRAY FOR HAITI, PRAY FOR OUR FELLOW AMERICANS still trapped and help where you can.
In before Danny Glover blames it on the Scott Brown win.
Is this an aftershock or a new earthquake somehow triggered by Ted Kennedy rolling in his grave?
LOL, you read my mind. He WILL blame it on Scott Brown within the next day or two ... bet on it. Or he’ll say it’s God punishing Haiti for the evil deeds of the U.S. Bank on it!
That was Ted rolling over..................
Yeah, he could have been rolling in his grave, or it may have just been one of his giant hiccups - you know - the kind you get when you swallow too much bourbon and then too much sea water.
Oh, cr@p. That’s not good.
Does anyone know exactly where the todays 6.1 eq was. I have an employee that lost 6 people in the first one and when I told her there was another one today she started crying. She needs to know what town. I heard it on the radio but don’t remember. I think they said it was a suburb of Port au Prince?
Thanks In Advance for any help.
here is the link to the maps of the quake.
The news said epi was 45 miles north of PaP- believe this is different area than the last big one. But people have been fleeing north to get away from PaP. Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.
People in Kingston Jamaica ought to get out, now...look at that fault line..
I don’t see how the people who say it is not God, are any different than the people who say it is God. How do you know? Did God tell you it wasn’t Him?
God may be slow to anger, but that slowness is not infinite. There is a long list of Scriptures where God is on record as using nature to punish nations.
I see your point that it is Satan who tempted man into sin and thus Satan is to blame for sin and the earth being cursed. But it is also God who judges man and nations, and who ultimately judges sin. It is God who placed the curse on the earth. And it is God who teaches us about spiritual illness and death through physical illness and death.
Even if this was not directly God, and just a natural occurrence due to the laws that God put in place, God still knew it was going to happen. Your own post acknowledges that when you say God woke you up before it happened to pray. God is not powerless. At the very least, God allowed this to happen.
Why? I don’t know. God is far wiser than me and I trust Him. He allowed Israel to be captured and thrown into captivity so that a remnant might be saved. Apparently even the remnant would have been lost spiritually, if God had done nothing.
God does indeed grieve for the lost souls. God also says He repays evil with evil and His spirit will not always strive with man. God will not tolerate evil forever. He prefers evil be destroyed through repentance, but He has other means.
I can’t say whether it was God or not. But I think the world should sit up and take notice. We are not guaranteed tomorrow, whether we are an archbishop or the poorest of the poor.
60 km (35 miles) WSW of PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti
Great tagline, the Great North Star. Love it!
OOPS! That’s “True Northstar.”
they are calling this a new earthquake, not an aftershock
This is a horrible story which just keeps getting worse.
I don’t think I have ever felt a greater need for prayer.
Well thanks, great/true it’s all good!....lol
I'll say it again, believe it or not, God isn't the God of confusion, satan is the confuser. If you want to know anything, just ask God, He will tell you. God's judgments are few and far in between. His mercy and love are far greater than any can imagine. He allows things to happen yes, but, most of the time He does not cause them. People blaming God for everything. When they get cancer, when they lose there jobs. They blame Him when there kid gets killed by a drunk driver, they blame Him for everything. A hurricane is an act of God. That tornado is an act of God...blah blah blah...Yes God judges, but, He warns people first through His prophets. If God is going to judge, you can bet you'll know it is Him, you won't be guessing.
I know what you mean. It is just heart breaking to see. Especially the children.
Is this the Montanta Hotel, because they were still there last night, I know that is the hotel that housed the missing college students. The families have been all over the TV, is is beyond sad...
Just curious - you say you were awakened at 6 - what time zone? Personal page says MI; that’s 1 or 2 time zones off from Haiti, which would make me think you prayed at least an hour after the fact.
I’m not sure, it’s possible. It’s terribly sad, breaks my heart. I can’t imagine the agony.
Another thing. The OP was not “blaming God” by her comment. She was simply calling out, if you will.
I cannot believe that people are still alive under the wreckage, that in itself is a miracle. The thought of being buried alive for a week is a nightmare, God bless this poor country as I think it is only going to get worse before it gets better.
These earthquake maps are really informative. Thanks for posting them.
Just heard on radio Jacque Mel (sp) is where it was?
Thanks FReepers for you quick response.
God Bless You All!
God woke you up so you would pray to Him? Circular just a bit?
They are in the same time zone. Michigan is in the eastern time zone and so is Haiti.
What does this make, four or five earthquakes along the Caribbean plate this week?
God is sovereign, and all things are determined by his will.
At the same time, we can’t blame God or say God did it. Nature did it. The Fall of Man is what led to a fallen world, including the animal kingdom and the Earth itself.
OMG that is terrible! WE HAVE MARINES THERE!
prayers for the leathernecks!
If this all sounds strange to you, welcome to God's world. He is spirit and things are opposite then what they are on earth. Here, the world will tell you to horrid your money, put it away. If you don't have enough to give to someone don't. God says, give, and it will be given you, pressed down and flowing over. The world says, if someone is mean to you get revenge, hate the person. God says, love your enemy's. I could go on but, I think you get the picture.
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14(KJV) G*D said it to Pre-AD Isreal BUT this Holy Bible verse applies to ALL countries on his globe.
Yes, I think so, it would appear it has become very active. Like the quakes in the Pacific were a couple of months ago.
My Husband deploying Saturday!
Be careful about becoming overconfident with the devil. For example, don't be so arrogant as to believe that you are introducing me to God.
Maybe you're telling me about your understanding of Him, fine. Maybe you're Mephistopheles on the internet trying to divert me away from God with your "speaking in tongues."
Proverbs 15 has plenty of advice for us.
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. Acts 2:1-4
For they were hearing them speaking in tongues and extolling God. Then Peter declared, Can anyone withhold water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have? Acts 10:44-47
And when Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began speaking in tongues and prophesying. Acts 19:6
Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy. For one who speaks in a tongue speaks not to men but to God; 1 Corinthians 14:1-5
So, my brothers, earnestly desire to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues. But all things should be done decently and in order. 1 Corinthians 14:37-40
I prefer to follow the Great and Morning Star. But for politics Sarah will do nicely.
we all fall short of His Glory...ALL OF US...
I believe this is more of a wake up call to those who keep procrastinating about their repentance/redemption than any *sign* about the less than perfect condition of Haiti in particular...or me/us in general...