On January 12, 2010, an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale struck Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince as well as about a 13 km radius. The lives of Haitians world wide were transformed that day as were the lives of many others who had relatives in Haiti.
This poverty stricken country was already suffering and in great need. Now more so than ever. Then, just eight days later, on January 20, 2010, an after shock measuring 6 on the same scale hit the same affected area.
Donna Carter, a Canadian, arrived in Haiti with a team from Compassion Canada at the time that the earthquake struck. In her blog, A Memorable Journey to Haiti and Back, she describes first hand what occurred.