A 7.2 earthquake jolted Haiti🇭🇹 this Saturday morning Aug. 14, 2021. This quake is stronger compared to the 2010 quake of 7.0 that killed 160,000. The quake, which was felt in the capital of Port-au-Prince, had triggered a tsunami threat in the Caribbean country but it was later canceled.
“I can confirm that there are deaths, but I don’t yet have an exact toll,” Jerry Chandler, Haiti’s director of civil protection, told AFP. “We’re still collecting information.”
The epicenter of the quake was 7.5 miles northeast of Saint-Louis du Sud, according to the USGS.
Naomi Verneus, 34, who lives in Port-au-Prince, said she was jolted awake by the earthquake and that her bed was shaking.
“I woke up and didn’t have time to put my shoes on,” she said. “We lived the 2010 earthquake and all I could do was run. I later remembered my two kids and my mother were still inside. My neighbor went in and told them to get out. We ran to the streets
This is a developing story