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.
First pictures out of #Haiti after a devastating magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck the area this morning.
No tsunami menace for the US East Coast, Gulf Coast or Caribbean Sea presently. #earthquake @CBS12 https://t.co/CG1eYSbSrx
— Zach Covey (@ZachCoveyTV) August 14, 2021
Video from Jeremie confirmed thick clouds of mud filling the streets, as homes lay in ruins.
Signalement de dégâts en province particulièrement dans le Sud d’Haïti.
Les premières pictures et vidéos de Jérémie et des Cayes montrent des destructions de maisons. pic.twitter.com/OBJssQ9rSs
— Haytien ??? (@haytiens) August 14, 2021
— Miguel Torruco Garza (@MiguelTorrucoG) August 14, 2021
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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