Sunday Reading: 2010 off to a Shaky Start

On January 9, there was a 6.5 magnitude earthquake in Northern California. A 7.0 in Haiti on the 12th. A 5.9 in Venezuela and a 4.0 in Oklahoma on the 16th. And then a 6.3 this morning in Argentina. A quick glance at the USGS site reveals that earthquakes are actually ridiculously common. That doesn’t change the fact, however, that Haiti has been devastated and that 2010 is off to a shaky start.

Images  of the Week: Photos from the disaster via, Daily Beast, NYT and BBC. Warning: Some are quite graphic.