Major Aftershock Hits Haiti

By James Fish
James Fish
James Fish
alias for Chris J
January 20, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015

Haitian earthquake survivors search for useable items under the rubble of a collapsed chapel in Port-au-Prince. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
Haitian earthquake survivors search for useable items under the rubble of a collapsed chapel in Port-au-Prince. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
Port-au-Prince was once again rocked by a powerful earthquake, a 5.9 jolt that toppled buildings but apparently caused no further casualties.

The quake, as powerful as the strongest aftershock of the 7.0 shock of January 20, struck at 6:00 a.m. local time. Most of the population were sleeping outside, which is why there were no new casualties.

The epicenter of the quake was 35 west-southwest of Port-au-Prince.

A 4.7 magnitude aftershock struck the region on Sunday.

James Fish
alias for Chris J