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7.3 on the Richter scale – this is big:
Haiti’s presidential palace and numerous other government buildings in the country’s capital Port-au-Prince collapsed after the tremor. A hospital was also flattened, with reports that patients were buried under the rubble.
Haiti’s ambassador to Washington, Raymond Alcide Joseph, told CNN: “My country is facing a major catastrophe.”