Is the earthquake in haiti an international event?

the earthquake in Haiti killed a lot of people from what i heard on the news over 251,000,000 million people died from the earthquake.

To correct the above, the death toll from the recent Haitian earthquake stands at about 251,000 (251 thousand) not 251,000,000 (251 million); in any case, an incredible number of people.

The earthquake itself, like any similar disaster, is a local event, but the reaction to it is certainly international in that countries from around the world rally to help those who survived. Also, it can be presumed that citizens of many countries died or were affected by this event, again making it an international event.