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7:30 a.m. — Wednesday morning’s earthquake sent patients at a hospital  near Haiti’s airport in Port-au-Prince into loud prayers for forgiveness and protection, a nurse said.

6:03 a.m. — A strong magnitude 6.1 aftershock struck Haiti. Its epicenter was 36 miles west-southwest of Port-au-Prince, the United States Geological Survey said.

4:17 a.m. — The Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort is due to arrive off Haiti at midmorning Wednesday, carrying nearly 550 doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel. The ship will have six operating rooms available and can house up to 1,000 patients.

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