Here are some general facts about last week's earthquake in Haiti and the aid that has been given by other countries around the world.
• USGS: USGS called it the strongest earthquake since 1770 in what is now Haiti
• The quake struck on January 12, 2010 at 4:53 p.m.
• The 7.0 magnitude quake's epicenter hit just 10 miles west of Porte-au-Prince and its 2 million inhabitants
• 3 million people in need of emergency aid after major earthquake
• The major quake sent 33 aftershocks ranging in magnitude from 4.2 to 5.9
• The Red Cross dispatched a relief team from Geneva and the UN's World Food Program is flying in two planes with emergency food aid.
• The Inter-American Development Bank said it was immediately approving a $200,000 grant for emergency aid.
• Some 9,000 peacekeepers have been in Haiti since 2004, including 1,266 Brazilians.
• Haiti has no real construction standards.
• November 2008: Following the collapse of a school in Petionville, the mayor of Port-au-Prince estimated about 60% of buildings were shoddily built and unsafe in normal circumstances.
How the rest of the world responded to Haiti's needs:
• Venezuela: Said it would send a military plane with canned foods, medicine and drinking water and provide 50 rescue workers.
• Mexico: Suffered an earthquake in 1985 that killed some 10,000 people, planned to send doctors, search and rescue dogs and infrastructure damage experts.
• Italy: Sending a C-130 cargo plane with a field hospital and emergency medical personnel as well as a team to assess aid needs.
• France: Sending 65 clearing specialists, with six sniffer dogs, and two doctors and two nurses were leaving.
• Spain: Will provide $4.3 million in aid.
• The Netherlands: Has pledged $2.9 million in aid.
• Germany: Has pledged $1.45 million in aid.
• China: Has pledged $1 million.
• Ireland: Irish telecommunications company Digicel said it was donating $5 million to aid agencies working in Haiti. The company — a major cell-phone operator in the Caribbean — also was sending specialists there to help repair the damaged phone network.
(SOURCE: Fox News)