Here is some information that is posted on the USGS website….



According to official estimates, 222,517 people killed, 300,000 injured, 1.1 million displaced, 97,294 houses destroyed and188,383 damaged in the Port-au-Prince area and in much of southern Haiti.

Aftershock Report:

In the time period since the earthquake’s origin at 2010-01-12 21:53 to 2010-02-23 17:00 UTC, the USGS NEIC has located 59 aftershocks of magnitude 4.5 or greater. Sixteen of these aftershocks have magnitudes of 5.0 or greater. The two largest aftershocks were magnitude 6.0 and 5.9. The M 6.0 aftershock occurred 7 minutes after the mainshock on January 12 and the M 5.9 event occurred at 11:03 UTC on January 20.


Here is a map showing where the earthquakes are hitting… Grand Goave (location of H2H compound) is buried under the red dots!!

Last night I was talking to my parents on Skype (video phone) when an aftershock hit us. It was dark so they couldn’t see much but they heard the computer shake on the table and saw/heard the kids scream and run behind me. Here are parts of the email they sent me shortly after…

“…everyone was running… it was surreal to hear the effects of an earthquake happening – the panic in the voices, the rattling of the shelters… it made it easier to understand what it must have been like when the ground shook so much harder and the buildings fell. The panic of those moments came back instantly to the kids as the shaking started again…”