(CNN) -- CNN is monitoring tweets and other messages from people in Haiti and reports from those who said they have been in touch with friends and family. CNN has not been able to able to verify this material.
What people on the ground in Haiti are saying on Twitter:
"I saw a collapsed building today..it may have been 8 or 9 stories.it looked like 8 or 9 pieces of bread one on top of the other..survivors?" --From Twitter user RAMhaiti in Haiti at 9:04 p.m. ET Wednesday
"Night has fallen..the night seems to take so long..I guess those that are buried alive in the rubble are feeling it the worst..Prayers.". --From Twitter user RAMhaiti in Haiti at 8:55 p.m. ET Wednesday
"cell phone service seems to be officially up and working." -- From Twitter user fredodupoux in Haiti at 8:24 p.m. ET Wednesday
"People in the streets are chanting as the night settles." -- From Twitter user fredodupoux in Haiti at 7:23 p.m. ET Wednesday
"The St Gerard Church has a school behind it that collapsed.I heard someone speaking from the rubble, feet were trapped he couldn't get out" --From Twitter user RAMhaiti in Haiti at 6:24 p.m. ET Wednesday
"Bodies are being put by the side of the Canape Vert road so friends and relatives can come pick them up." --From Twitter user RAMhaiti in Haiti at 6:14 p.m. ET Wednesday
"I suspect most people are going to be sleeping outside tonight.there is a fear of buildings throughout the area.as darkness settles in" --From Twitter user RAMhaiti in Haiti at 6:04 p.m. ET Wednesday
"The Rain is coming. Help! Coleman donate tents to haiti we need shelter."-- From Twitter user fredodupoux in Haiti at 5:49 p.m. ET Wednesday
"what are the poor supposed to do..no homes, no jobs,no savings..no medical attention.bodies half buried nearby" -- From Twitter user RAMhaiti in Haiti at 2:44 p.m. ET Wednesday
"the road from Port-au-prince to jacmel is cut and there's no way to pass...even on a rhino or a motorcycle." -- Twitter user yatalleyin Jacmel, Haiti at 2:01 p.m. ET Wednesday
I"'m beginning to hear helicopters more often now.. I predict massive emmigration.. no homes, no jobs,no medical treatment.disaster" -- From Twitter user RAMhaiti in Haiti at 1:47 p.m. ET Wednesday
"I see bodies in the street..I see bodies buried in rubble..there are going to be food, medical supply and water issues.. decomposing bodies about 2 hours ago from web" -- From Twitter user RAMhaiti in Haiti at 1:47 p.m. ET Wednesday
"dead bodies are everywhere i havent seen one ambulance or any proffesionl med care anywhere in port-au-prince" From Twitter user fredodupoux in Haiti at 12:58 p.m. ET Wednesday
"every other house is on the ground. people are terrified and have no hope" -- From Twitter user fredodupoux in Haiti at 12:57 p.m. ET Wednesday
"there are going to be shortages of food, water, medical supplies.. partially buried bodies will create health issues soon" -- From Twitter user RAMhaiti in Haiti at 12:53 p.m. ET Wednesday
"all my guests slept in the driveway last night..people came up from the streets thinking they were bodies.. neighbors helping neighbors" -- From Twitter user RAMhaiti in Haiti at 12:53 p.m. ET Wednesday
"too many private homes of the poor are destroyed..no way of counting them all..people are sitting in the streets trying to take it all in" -- From Twitter user RAMhaiti in Haiti at 12:53 p.m. ET Wednesday
"Phones are working somewhat in Haiti. Can't get a hold of my family though." -- From Twitter user zabelbok in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, at 8:12 a.m. ET Wednesday
"Church groups are singing throughout the city all through the night in prayer. It is a beautiful sound in the middle of a horrible tragedy." -- From Twitter user troylivesay in Port-au-Prince at 03:09 a.m. Wednesday
"The Haitian people are strong and resilient beyond measure. This city and her people already looked resolved to get up, dust off, and move on." -- troylivesay at 3:08 a.m. Wednesday
"I'm told things aren't good at [Hotel] Montana.. an 8 story building behind me is rubble" --From Twitter user RAMhaiti in Haiti at 10:20 p.m. ET Tuesday
"just saw a picture of the palace..it is destroyed" -- From Twitter user RAMhaiti in Haiti at 10:05 p.m. ET Tuesday
"I'm hearing singing and praying from from the carrefour feuilles area.. My prayers go out to the folks there" -- From Twitter user RAMhaiti in Haiti at 9:26 p.m. ET Tuesday
"Tipap [Troy's assistant] made it home from Carrefour - saw many dead bodies and injured along the way - said most buidings w/more than one story are down" -- From Twitter user troylivesay in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, at 8:22 p.m. ET Tuesday
"In our area mostly exterior walls fallen - people afraid to re-enter their homes..." -- From Twitter user troylivesay in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, at 8:20 p.m. ET Tuesday
"If anyone in Haiti is reading this, please go out and help in the streets, it's very ug;y out there if you haven't seen it #haiti" --From Twitter user fredodupoux in Haiti at 8:04 p.m. ET Tuesday
"I can't imagine the devastation this has caused to such an overly stressed city - I think it will be suffering for quite some time" -- From Twitter user troylivesay in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, at 7:31 p.m. ET Tuesday
"Phones and internet are mostly out - we don't have either at home - radio says the Palace fell down and buildings fell down all along Delmas" -- From Twitter user troylivesay in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, at 7:28 p.m. ET Tuesday
"In touch again with my friend, a new aftershock just happen, lot of emotions... #Haiti #HaitiQuake" -- From Twitter user InternetHaiti in Port-au-Prince, Haiti at 6:15 p.m. ET Tiesdau
"words on the streets part of Hotel Montana Fell , exagone is cracked. houses in canape vert fell down #haiti #eq" -- From Twitter user fredodupoux in Haiti at 6:05 p.m. ET Tuesday
"Just experienced a MAJOR earthquake here in Port au Prince - walls were falling down. - we are ALL fine - pray for those in the slums" -- From Twitter user troylivesay in Port-au-Prince, Haiti at 5:24 p.m. ET Tuesday
"this s***is still shaking ! major earthquake in haiti !" -- From Twitter user fredodupouxat 5:20 p.m. ET
"Felt that, loud and clear. We're in Cap Haitien. House (really the whole world) shook for about 30 seconds" -- From Twitter user firesideint (Luke Renner) at 5:20 p.m. ET
From Troy Livesay's blog (http://livesayhaiti.blogspot.com/)
"We're doing what we can to tell you the little that we know. In our area of Tabarre near the airport there are some buildings down. There are walls (the cement that surrounds buildings) down all over. People are in the streets afraid to go in their house. The aftershocks continue but are decreasing in severity and length. We cannot call anyone on a Digicel phone yet. The internet is spotty here at the WWV [World Wide Village] Guest House and non-existent at our house.
"People are gathering in open places and praying. Many have injuries but do not seek medical treatment because they cannot count on that so they wait till morning. EDH went out as the quake hit and the area is pitch dark.
"The reports that was best from an eyewitness in the hardest hit area of Carrfour was by [Troy's assistant] Tipap ... he works with our family and he said that he saw "many many bodies" and that churches, schools, and homes had collapsed. He was in a Tap Tap (truck for public transportation) when it happened.
"[Nanny] Jeronne cannot reach her family, nor can Tipap. We are all truthfully very scared. People are suffering in collapsed buildings and until daylight we don't even know how to report more -- it got dark about an hour after the main one hit. We had not had time to go out at that point.
"I hear helicopters flying over often and hope they are helping the hurt and trappped - but there is not light to work with.
"For my Family and Friends - I love you. I love you. I love you. I know you are praying. I feel it. Please do not stop."
CNN story commentors describing scene
"its crazy. we can here people wailing and crying. we know a lot of big buildings have fallen. we watched the mountain above the orphanage split. i have never experienced anything like this before. all of the nannies and kids are sitting out in the middle of our compound. a neighbor has already come over for medical help. i don't have words to express." -- Commentor relating details from sister-in-law in Jacmel, Haiti on the south coast at the Hands and Feet Mission/Children's Village.
"Just got news that one of nannies, Francine's, school in Jacmel fell. She is injured but pray for her. Many of her classmates are dead! She is at her moms house next door tonight. We also heard that the hospital in Petionville (PAP) also collasped." -- Commentor Drex Stuart of the Hands & Feet Mission in Jacmel, Haiti.
"My brother and I were able to speak to our mother right before the communication went down. The house had collapse and she was outside in the front yard on her cell phone. She described total destruction around her" -- Commentor on CNN story
"Hello I live in Santiago Dominican Republic , The haiti earthquake was felt as if the epicenter was located in Dom Rep. I was lying on my bed and everything started shaking , frames and loose items around my home fell all over the place. A building which serves as a hospital for children with severe burns collapsed and they are currently trying to remove debris and victims from the building. I also have friends who work and haiti and the last thing I heard is that the hotel located near petion ville where they stay at collapsed and are trying to rescue victims as well." -- Commentor on CNN story
CNN's Jim Kavanagh contributed to this report.