Friday, January 22, 2010

Aftershocks a way of life in quake-ravaged Haiti

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Haitians wait in line at an aid distribution station in Port-au-Prince on Friday.

Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) -- Another aftershock rocked Haiti on Friday. Buildings shook. People looked around to see what else might fall.

The quake Friday morning had a magnitude of 4.4, the Geological Survey said. That makes it much less powerful than the 7.0-magnitude quake that struck 10 days ago, leaving widespread death and destruction in its wake.

An earthquake on Wednesday was the strongest aftershock so far, with a magnitude of 5.9.

While each new earthquake can slow relief efforts, those efforts were advancing Friday, including at the port, where critical supplies are being shipped in.

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