Strong earthquake hits Haiti

11:09, January 13, 2010      

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This image obtained courtesy of the US Geological Survey (USGS) illustrates the intensity of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that rocked the impoverished Caribbean nation of Haiti, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010.(Xinhua/AFP Photo)

A powerful earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale struck Haiti at 5:53 a.m Wednesday Beijing time, according to China's national seismological network.

The epicenter was at 18.5 degrees north latitude and 72.5 degrees west longitude with a depth of 10 kilometers, the network said.

Source: Xinhua

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