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Buildings broken & collapsed after Haiti hit with ‘main’ 7.2 quake

Buildings damaged & collapsed after Haiti hit with ‘major’ 7.2 quake

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake has been reported close to the coast of Haiti. The main tremor was extra highly effective than the 2010 quake that devastated the Caribbean nation, and brought about important harm.

The earthquake was reported early on Saturday morning, with the US Geological Survey placing its depth at magnitude 7.2, or “main.” The epicenter was 12km (7.5 miles) northeast of Saint-Louis-du-Sud, a city of greater than 50,000 inhabitants.

Unconfirmed reviews from a number of media shops counsel a number of deaths and lots of accidents.

Extreme harm was reported on Haiti, with pictures from the close by city of Jeremie displaying partially collapsed buildings and rubble-strewn streets.

Video from Jeremie confirmed thick clouds of mud filling the streets, as homes lay in ruins.

Some individuals posting on social media reported feeling the quake as far-off as Jamaica, and the US Tsunami Warning Facilities issued a tsunami menace shortly afterwards.

The quake struck minutes after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake shook the Alaska Peninsula. Nonetheless, the Alaskan quake hit a way more sparsely populated area, the place the potential for harm was far decrease.

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