Haiti - Live Earthquake Footage U.S. Embassy

The U.S. Embassy, in Haiti's capital city, has security cameras located in various places.  On the afternoon of January 12, 2010, those video cameras were operating at the moment the earthquake began - 4:53 p.m., local time.

This footage - captured by two shaking, wall-mounted cameras - reveals the extent of the earthquake's tremors.  It also records a building, in the distance, as it crumbles to the ground.

See, also:

Haiti - Live Earthquake Footage from U.S. Embassy

Animation of Traveling Seismic Waves - January 12 Earthquake

Haiti Quake - Reason for No Tsunami

Aftershocks - January 12 Earthquake

Pre-Quake - Four Months of Seismic Activity 

Images of the January 12 Quake and Aftermath


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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5190stories and lessons created

Original Release: Dec 15, 2013

Updated Last Revision: Jan 12, 2020

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Video clip, from the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, online courtesy the U.S. State Department.



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