Aftershock hits Haiti

A strongly felt aftershock shook Haiti's capital today, briefly interrupting efforts to rescue quake victims.

Searchers trying to free survivors believed trapped under the Montana hotel withdrew from the mountain of rubble when the tremor – but they were back at it five minutes later, trying to reach voices they believe they have heard beneath the rubble.

The US Geological Survey said the aftershock was measured at magnitude 4.5.

USGS geophysicist Paul Caruso said the new tremor did not appear strong enough to cause much damage, but said even a small quake could bring down buildings hurt by Tuesday’s quake.

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