7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes Haiti
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.
7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes Haiti
“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.
7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes Haiti
Naomi Verneus, 34, who lives in Port-au-Prince, said she was jolted awake by the earthquake and that her bed was shaking.
7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes Haiti
“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