A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck just 10 miles outside of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, at about 5 p.m., Jan. 12, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Observers reported dead bodies in the streets and severe damage in the city of more than 2 million persons who live in tightly packed houses perched on steep hillsides. While there isn’t an estimate of the dead and wounded, U.S. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley told reporters they expect “serious loss of life.”