A massive earthquake has hit Haiti. The magnitude 7.0 quake struck just before 5 p.m., 10 miles southeast of the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince. A magnitude 5.9 aftershock followed shortly after, followed by another aftershock of 5.5.
The Haitian ambassador to the United States, Raymond Alcide Joseph, said just moments ago on CNN that this is "a catastrophe of major proportions." Witnesses say homes and businesses are in ruins in the capital city. There are screams for help. Power is out. Phone lines are cut. Haiti is in crisis mode.
This is the most powerful quake in more than two centuries to hit the region.
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