|Description : Map showing the location of earthquake in Haiti On 12th and 20th January, 2010.||Disclaimer|
On Tuesday, 12 January 2010 Haiti was struck by a catastrophic 7.0 magnitude earthquake. A total of 33 aftershocks were recorded by United States Geological Survey, causing extensive damage to Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti. The Presidential Palace, The National Assembly, the Port-au-Prince Cathedral and the main jail of Haiti were some of the most prominent buildings to have been damaged due to the earthquake.
A lot of international societies and agencies including United Nations, Red Cross and the president of Haiti have appealed for a humanitarian response and for donations to be made towards the damage caused by the Haiti Earthquake. Present US president Barack Obama and previous US Presidents like Bill Clinton and George Bush have also come forwards to raising funds for Haiti's recovery.