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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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Buildings damaged & collapsed after Haiti hit with ‘major’ 7.2 quake

The earthquake was reported early on Saturday morning, with the United States Geological Survey putting its intensity at magnitude 7.2, or “major.” The epicenter was 12km (7.5 miles) northeast of Saint-Louis-du-Sud, a town of more than 50,000 inhabitants. Unconfirmed reports from multiple media outlets suggest several deaths and many injuries. …

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