On January 12th, 2010 a catastrophic 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti. The disaster left an estimated 220,000 people dead and 300,000 injured. It caused major damage to Port-au-Prince, Jacmel and other settlements in the region. Many notable landmark buildings were significantly damaged or destroyed, including the Presidential Palace, the National Assembly building, the Port-au-Prince Cathedral, and the main jail. It has been estimated that 250,000 residences and 30,000 commercial buildings collapsed or were severely damaged.