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Armenia to donate $100 thousand for Haiti earthquake relief

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenia will donate $100 thousand for Haiti earthquake relief, RA Prime Minister said.



"Armenia was on alert several hours after the quake. 50 rescuers stood ready to depart for Haiti but couldn't due to some technical reasons. Armenia's anxiety is understandable: our country which experienced the consequences of a devastating earthquake, was rendered assistance by international structures in due time," Tigran Sargsyan said during Jan. 21 government session.



"We want to help and this $100 thousand will be spent on reconstruction works," he said.



The 2010 Haiti Earthquake was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake centered approximately 25 kilometres (16 mi) from Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, striking at 16:53:09 local time (21:53:09 UTC) on Tuesday, 12 January 2010. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 kilometers (8.1 mi). The United States Geological Survey recorded a series of aftershocks, fourteen of them between magnitudes 5.0 and 5.9. The International Red Cross estimated that about three million people were affected by the quake, and Haitian authorities believe that up to 200,000 could be dead, exceeding earlier Red Cross estimates of 45,000-50,000 people killed.
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