On January 12th, 2010 a devastating earthquake struck Haiti. The 7.0 quake hit minutes before 5pm, destroying the Port-au-Prince and the surrounding area. Over the following weeks at least 50 aftershocks of 4.5 or greater were recorded. Estimates are far-ranging, but it is believed that the quake affected around three million people. Around 230,000 Haitians were killed and an additional one million lost their homes as a result of the earthquake. In September of 2010, eight months after the earthquake, The Associated Press reported that only about 2% of the 33 million cubic yards of rubble had been cleared.