A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck southern Haiti on Tuesday, about 10 miles (15 km) South East of Port-au-Prince just before 5 pm.
Haiti is one of the Caribbean countries.
CNN said it is a ‘catastrophe of major proportions’.
It means like a very big disaster.
CNN reported bodies in the streets of Port-au-Prince.
Lots of people were injured and dead.
They still can’t count the number of the dead and wounded yet.
The earthquake caused heavy damage to the capital, Port-au-Prince.
Lots of buildings and houses were damage and collapsed.
Power lines were knocked down so there is no electricity on Tuesday evening.
The Associated Press reported that a hospital collapsed.
The President’s residence is also damaged by the earthquake.
In Port-au-Prince lots of houses were built on the steep hillsides.
So when there is an earthquake the houses can fall onto other houses down the hill.