A little after 6 a.m. this morning, people around Haiti’s capital of Port-au-Prince were startled by fresh rumblings beneath the ground. Haiti was hit again by another earthquake in the wake of last week’s 7.0 disaster. However, this quake was more of an aftershock of the first one. At 6.1 on the Richter Scale, this quake actually wasn’t anywhere near as powerful as the first. (That’s because 7.0 is about ten times more powerful than a 6.0).
Check out this AP video of one of their correspondents feeling Haiti aftershock while the camera rolls:
For a while there I was beginning to think that the entire Western Hemisphere was crumbling, with recent reports of other earthquakes in Guatemala, Grand Cayman, Venezuela, and Oklahoma. But now I’m beginning to think that the media is just oversensitive to earthquakes.