- A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit 10 miles off the coast of Haiti on Tuesday, January 12.
- International Medical Corps is assembling an emergency response team.
- A hospital is reported to be collapsed.
- A tsunami alert was issued for parts of the Caribbean.
International Medical Corps is deploying an Emergency Response Team to Haiti after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck just 10 miles off the coast of the capital, Port-au-Prince. A hospital is reported to be collapsed, according to the Associated Press, and a tsunami watch has been issued for parts of the Caribbean.
International Medical Corps is assembling a team of first responders and resources to provide lifesaving medical care and other emergency services to survivors of the earthquake. This response draws on 25 years of experience in emergency settings, including last September’s earthquake in Sumatra, Indonesia, and the massive 2005 earthquake in Pakistan.