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FIRST VIDEOS show widespread destruction after Haiti earthquake

Haiti was shaken on Saturday by a major earthquake, which hit the southern peninsula of the island nation near the towns of Saint-Louis-du-Sud and Jeremie.  Casualty figures are still unclear, but video footage posted to social media captured the damage dealt to Haiti’s infrastructure.  The first videos emerging from Jeremie …

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At least 29 dead in devastating Haiti earthquake – authorities

Haitian civil protection official Jerry Chandler announced the death toll in a press conference on Saturday, hours after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake shook the island nation’s southern peninsula.  READ MORE: Buildings damaged & collapsed after Haiti hit with ‘major’ 7.2 quake 17 of these deaths were recorded in the region …

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Minor earthquake hits California, driving Twitter into frenzy

The quake shook California’s Alameda County on Monday evening. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the epicenter was located some 3.4 km (2.1 mi) north of San Lorenzo, a community in the East Bay with a population of about 26,000 people. Although minor, the sudden tremor sent Twitter into …

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