Haitians woke up to a 6.1-magnitude earthquake on Wednesday morning. The U.S. Geological survey is reporting the earthquake happened at 6:03 a.m., about 35 miles away from Port-au-Prince. People panicked and people started running as damaged buildings shook in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
In the past week since the devastating 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, at least 14 aftershocks measuring 5.0 or above have been recorded by the United States Geological Survey.
Earthquakes happen frequently, but the magnitude of some of these quakes and aftershocks are causing some real panic, especially for the people of Haiti.
A week after Haiti was devastated by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake, ashen, ghostly survivors continued to be pulled from the rubble and the international community fought bottlenecks and rising tensions to provide aid to the shattered nation.
With thousands of bodies being shoveled into mass graves, there is no accurate tally of the casualty count. Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive said Tuesday that 72,000 bodies had been recovered by the government. The European Commission, citing Haitian government figures, estimated the death toll could reach 200,000.