Get Together #59
20 March 2018 Chesa A formidable EARTHQUAKE of a magnitude of at least 7.0 on the Richter Scale hits the small island in Léogâne, 30km south-west of Port-au-Prince, the capital, at a depth of only 14km, destroying thousands of buildings and disrupting life. Swiss Society Bangkok's member, Urs Berner, was present in Port-au Prince as the disaster struck. He accepted to share with us a few memories of this tragic event as he recalls how the Swiss authorities tried to help their citizens in the area as well as bringing relief to the wracked country. Great Event with 26 members also Rene von Rautenkranz was among us, one year after his bye-bye get together
An arial views shows the MINUSTAH HQ that collapsed after an earthquake measuring 7 plus on the Richter scale rocked Port au Prince Haiti just before 5 pm yesterday, January 12, 2009.
100117-N-6070S-018 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 17, 2010) Airplanes wait for off-load to support in earthquake relief efforts at the Port-au-Prince International Airport. Part-au-Prince was hit by a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Stumberg/Released)
CLEARWATER, Fla. - A Coast Guard C-130 Hercules fixed-wing aircraft crew from Air Station Clearwater, conducts an overflight assessment above Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January 13, 2009. The assessment follows a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that damaged the region January 12, 2009. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sondra-Kay Kneen.