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Strong Aftershock Hits Haiti
Wall Street Journal ^ | AP

Posted on 01/20/2010 4:38:28 AM PST by americanophile

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti—A 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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aftershock; earthquake; haiti
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My God.
1 posted on 01/20/2010 4:38:29 AM PST by americanophile
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To: americanophile

What aftershock?! That looks like another earthquake!


2 posted on 01/20/2010 4:41:29 AM PST by Biggirl (Jim,You Are In My Prayers.=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: americanophile

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.

Really.


3 posted on 01/20/2010 4:43:52 AM PST by zipper
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To: Biggirl

Could well be. The magnitude is the real story. 6.1 is a substantial quake.


4 posted on 01/20/2010 4:49:56 AM PST by americanophile
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To: Biggirl

Exactly! When do the *after shocks* stop and *new* earthquakes begin?


5 posted on 01/20/2010 4:50:48 AM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: americanophile
It's not God. God is slow to anger, His mercy trumps His judgments. This is what life is like when you live in an imperfect world. This is what sin that came into the world brought. God didn't do it and I'm really tired of people blaming God. If you want to blame someone, blame satan. He's the one that's out to kill, steal and destroy. I can tell you for sure, God is grieving for the lost. He gave His Son for the lost.

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.

6 posted on 01/20/2010 4:54:10 AM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: americanophile

In before Danny Glover blames it on the Scott Brown win.


7 posted on 01/20/2010 5:08:30 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: americanophile

Is this an aftershock or a new earthquake somehow triggered by Ted Kennedy rolling in his grave?


8 posted on 01/20/2010 5:09:07 AM PST by Fetid Facts
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To: DannyTN

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!


9 posted on 01/20/2010 5:12:45 AM PST by library user
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To: americanophile

That was Ted rolling over..................


10 posted on 01/20/2010 5:13:46 AM PST by Red Badger (Obama - The first ever elected lame duck..............)
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To: Fetid Facts

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.


11 posted on 01/20/2010 5:15:09 AM PST by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: americanophile

Oh, cr@p. That’s not good.


12 posted on 01/20/2010 5:24:40 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.)
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To: All

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.


13 posted on 01/20/2010 5:26:38 AM PST by MarineMom613 (Please God, Watch over our Military Men & Women at this perillous time in our world.)
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To: MarineMom613

here is the link to the maps of the quake.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010rsbb.php#maps


14 posted on 01/20/2010 5:31:32 AM PST by winoneforthegipper (I will follow the "True North-star" and that's, Sarah!)
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To: MarineMom613

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.


15 posted on 01/20/2010 5:31:40 AM PST by silverleaf
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To: americanophile

People in Kingston Jamaica ought to get out, now...look at that fault line..

http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/pages/history/story001.html


16 posted on 01/20/2010 5:33:46 AM PST by silverleaf
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To: MsLady

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.


17 posted on 01/20/2010 5:34:31 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: MarineMom613

60 km (35 miles) WSW of PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti


18 posted on 01/20/2010 5:34:55 AM PST by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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To: americanophile
Good site for earthquake data HERE
19 posted on 01/20/2010 5:35:25 AM PST by domeika
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To: winoneforthegipper

Great tagline, the Great North Star. Love it!


20 posted on 01/20/2010 5:41:00 AM PST by kitkat (Obama hates us. Well, maybe a LOT of Kenyans do.)
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To: winoneforthegipper

OOPS! That’s “True Northstar.”


21 posted on 01/20/2010 5:45:07 AM PST by kitkat (Obama hates us. Well, maybe a LOT of Kenyans do.)
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To: kitkat

they are calling this a new earthquake, not an aftershock


22 posted on 01/20/2010 5:46:44 AM PST by eak3
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To: MsLady

This is a horrible story which just keeps getting worse.

I don’t think I have ever felt a greater need for prayer.


23 posted on 01/20/2010 5:46:58 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: kitkat

Well thanks, great/true it’s all good!....lol


24 posted on 01/20/2010 5:46:58 AM PST by winoneforthegipper (I will follow the "True North-star" and that's, Sarah!)
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To: DannyTN
Your right I don't know everything that God does or why, but, I do have a close relationship with Him and yes He does speak to me. He spoke at 6:00 this morning to me when He woke me up to pray for Haiti.

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.

25 posted on 01/20/2010 5:47:12 AM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: americanophile

Prayers..


26 posted on 01/20/2010 5:48:45 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men and Women)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I know what you mean. It is just heart breaking to see. Especially the children.


27 posted on 01/20/2010 5:49:07 AM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: MsLady

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...


28 posted on 01/20/2010 6:01:44 AM PST by ohiogrammy (12)
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To: MsLady; DannyTN

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.


29 posted on 01/20/2010 6:04:30 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: ohiogrammy

I’m not sure, it’s possible. It’s terribly sad, breaks my heart. I can’t imagine the agony.


30 posted on 01/20/2010 6:08:03 AM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: MsLady

Another thing. The OP was not “blaming God” by her comment. She was simply calling out, if you will.


31 posted on 01/20/2010 6:08:59 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: MsLady

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.


32 posted on 01/20/2010 6:09:45 AM PST by ohiogrammy (12)
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To: winoneforthegipper; maica

These earthquake maps are really informative. Thanks for posting them.


33 posted on 01/20/2010 6:10:27 AM PST by Freee-dame
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To: NautiNurse

Just heard on radio Jacque Mel (sp) is where it was?

Thanks FReepers for you quick response.

God Bless You All!


34 posted on 01/20/2010 6:12:23 AM PST by MarineMom613 (Please God, Watch over our Military Men & Women at this perillous time in our world.)
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To: MsLady; DannyTN; the OlLine Rebel
I know it was God who woke me to pray.

God woke you up so you would pray to Him? Circular just a bit?

35 posted on 01/20/2010 6:19:14 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

They are in the same time zone. Michigan is in the eastern time zone and so is Haiti.


36 posted on 01/20/2010 6:23:13 AM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: americanophile

What does this make, four or five earthquakes along the Caribbean plate this week?


37 posted on 01/20/2010 6:25:21 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: DannyTN

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.


38 posted on 01/20/2010 6:28:29 AM PST by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: americanophile

OMG that is terrible! WE HAVE MARINES THERE!

prayers for the leathernecks!


39 posted on 01/20/2010 6:31:28 AM PST by Grunthor (Pete Carrol? He couldn't be worse than Mora.....could he?)
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To: sam_paine
This is the only way I can explain it, hopefully it'll be clear. I don't understand all the workings. I just know that God desires a relationship with us. We are His creation, He wants interaction with His us, a true relationship. We pray, God acts, we don't pray God doesn't act. It isn't that God's on this string and we pull it and He does what we say. We pray within His will. If you don't know His will, read the bible, if things still aren't clear ask Him, you will get revelation and understanding if you truly seek Him and His will. When I'm not sure what to pray, I pray in tongues, through the power of the Holy Spirit.

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.

40 posted on 01/20/2010 6:44:22 AM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: americanophile

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.


41 posted on 01/20/2010 6:44:43 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: Rebelbase

Yes, I think so, it would appear it has become very active. Like the quakes in the Pacific were a couple of months ago.


42 posted on 01/20/2010 6:46:40 AM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: NautiNurse

WNW?


43 posted on 01/20/2010 7:04:03 AM PST by firebrand
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To: firebrand

My Husband deploying Saturday!


44 posted on 01/20/2010 7:10:28 AM PST by pitinkie (revenge will be sweet)
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To: MsLady
If this all sounds strange to you, welcome to God's world.

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.

45 posted on 01/20/2010 7:15:04 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: sam_paine
in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.” —Mark 16:15-18

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

46 posted on 01/20/2010 7:39:35 AM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: kitkat

I prefer to follow the Great and Morning Star. But for politics Sarah will do nicely.


47 posted on 01/20/2010 7:42:04 AM PST by Mom MD (Jesus is the Light of the world!)
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To: DannyTN; MsLady; NFHale; hiredhand; Squantos; DoughtyOne
whether or not the Lord or satan *caused* these geo events isnt the point...

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...

48 posted on 01/20/2010 8:04:31 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: firebrand
Earthquake HQ says WSW.
49 posted on 01/20/2010 8:06:09 AM PST by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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To: firebrand
Don't know what happened with my last link. earthquake.usgs.gov
50 posted on 01/20/2010 8:09:06 AM PST by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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