Prayers for Haiti

Jillian Bandes
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Posted: Jan 20, 2010 9:29 AM
Conservatives scored a major victory night, but a tragedy happened about the same time that shouldn't be overlooked: Haiti suffered from another level six earthquake, in an aftershock that many experts said was inevitable.

The only thing that wasn't certain was when the follow-up quake would arrive. When it came yesterday, Haitians and aid workers ran screaming into the streets, and the extent of the additional damage is largely unknown:

Wails of terror rose from frightened survivors as the earth shuddered at 6:03 a.m. U.S. soldiers and tent city refugees alike raced for open ground, and clouds of dust rose in the capital.

The U.S. Geological Survey said Wednesday's quake was centered about 35 miles northwest of Port-au-Prince and 6.2 miles below the surface  — a little further from the capital than last week's epicenter was.

My thoughts and prayers are going to Haiti today.