Last night, a 7.0 earthquake hit the country of Haiti which shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic. Haiti is an impoverished country with a weak infrastructure and limited building codes. Right now, there is limited information coming out of the country.
Our silence on the blog should not be seen as indifference. We simply don’t know much and the information on TV changes minute by minute. However, I do want a thread up to show our support of this tiny nation and the people who live there. Additionally, we have Americans in harms way. The coast guard has begun rescuing Americans from the American Embassy there.
I cannot imagine an earthquake of that magnitude this close to the east coast. Out west, around the ring of fire, all ocean front land is peppered with tsunami warnings signs. I don’t believe I have ever seen a sign on the east coast and I have been from Maine to Florida. Perhaps these signs are new and I just haven’t been on a coastal route for a while. But if Haiti, right below Cuba which is 90 miles off the US coast is having 7.0 quakes, we are all very much in danger.
Pat Robertson being Pat Robertson. SHAME SHAME SHAME on Pat Robertston
UPDATE: Actual Footage from earthquake. Is this what it really feels like?