August 14, 2021

Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake Strikes Haiti

By Newsroom

Haitians have been thrust into panic after a powerful  Magnitude 7 earthquake rocked the country in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The earthquake quake struck 8 km (5 miles) from the town of Petit Trou de Nippes, about 150 km west of the capital Port-au-Prince, at a depth of 10 km, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The tremor was also felt in parts of Cuba and Jamaica.

Several buildings in Haiti have collapsed, with people flocking the streets in some communities.

No initial death count has been confirmed, however it is believed there are several fatalities, based on the extent of teh damage.

A Tsunami Warning which was issued for the CARICOM naiton has since been discontinued.

Haiti is still revering from the 2010 magnitude 7 earthquake which occurred closer to the capital, killing tens if not hundreds of thousands of people and flattening swathes of buildings, leaving many homeless.

NB: This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.