A magnitude 7.2 earthquake shook the coast of Haiti on Saturday morning, according to the US Geological Survey.
The epicenter was reported at 7.5 miles (about 12 km) Al Noroste de Saint-Louis to Suit, And according to the service was 10 kilometers deep. The USGS said a 7.2-magnitude earthquake recorded south of Haiti on Saturday was “possible”. “Large number of victims”, except for “significant” material damage.
“In the past, other events with this level of caution have required response nationally or internationally,” the company says on its website.
[Detenidos en conexión con el asesinato del presidente de Haití aseguran que los contrató una empresa de Miami]
In addition, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is monitoring the appearance of potential tsunamis around the world, an hour after it was recorded, warning of the “threat” of huge waves.
Shortly afterwards, however, the NOAA issued a warning, stating that “according to all available data, the tsunami threat of this earthquake has passed.”
According to a local media report, Many people were injured in the quake, which also damaged infrastructure In various places.
Haitian Civil Defense tweeted that initial reports indicate that some houses may have collapsed and lost their lives during the quake. “We will continue to report”, Said the tweet.
Authorities have not yet made an official statement, but media reports indicate significant damage in the southern cities of Saint-Louis to Sud, Les Cayes and Jeremy.
Les Cays Hospital has received a large number of injured, According to the most recent information.
In Port-au-Prince, residents of the capital felt trembling and many took to the streets in fear. According to unofficial sources, Some deaths in Les Case and JeremyBut Haitian officials have not yet confirmed the number of victims or material damage.
“I woke up and didn’t have time to put on my shoes. We lived in the 2010 earthquake and I was able to run,” said Naomi Vernius, a 34-year-old woman living in Port-au-Prince.
“I remembered later that my two children and my mother were still inside. A neighbor next door came and told them to leave. We ran down the street,” Vernius said.
In January 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake shook Haiti 300,000 people died, the same number were injured and 1.5 million people were affected.
The USGS Orange has issued a warning about the potential economic impact of this new earthquake, which is “likely to cause significant damage”, and estimated economic losses. “0 to 3% of Haiti’s GDP”.
The company recalled that the majority of people in the quake-hit area are vulnerable to earthquakes built with soil or adobe.
The quake affected St. Louis de Suite, Aquinas and other cities southwest of the country with “very strong” intensity, while in Port-au-Prince it was felt “moderately”, in Kingston “mildly”, according to the USGS, and “weak.” Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued.
With information from EFE, AP, NOAA and USGS
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