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At Least 11 Dead In Haiti Earthquake

At Least 11 Dead In Haiti Earthquake

According to local authorities, four people were killed in and around the town of Gros-Morne in the south - including a woman who died from a heart attack suffered after the quake.

After the tremor, which occurred nearly nine years after a 7.0 magnitude quake shook Port-au-Prince and left more than 300,000 people dead, President Jovenel Moïse appealed for calm.

The quake was also felt lightly in the capital, as well as in the neighbouring Dominican Republic - with which Haiti shares the island of Hispaniola - and in eastern Cuba, where no damage was reported.

On Sunday, an aftershock of magnitude 5.2 hit the country, reported AP.

The USGS said Saturday's quake was centered 12 miles (19 kilometers) northwest of Port-de-Paix, which is about 136 miles (219 kilometers) from the capital of Port-au-Prince.

A 5.9-magnitude quake struck off the northwest coast of Haiti late Saturday, killing at least 11 people, injuring more than 130 others and damaging homes in the Caribbean nation, authorities said.

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"The injured are being treated at area hospitals", Haiti's civil protection agency said on October 6, AFP reported, adding that injuries were sustained after people panicked.

A magnitude 5.9 natural disaster struck off the northwestern tip of Haiti Saturday evening.

In 2010, Haiti was hit by a catastrophic 7.0 magnitude quake that killed approximately 230,000 people.

The Nord-Ouest department is the poorest part of impoverished Haiti, with many isolated areas due to the dire state of the roads. There were no immediate reports of further damage from the aftershock. In Gros-Morne, one bed was covered in rubble, while the exterior walls of some homes were visibly cracked.

In 2010, a vastly larger magnitude 7.1 quake damaged much of the capital and killed an estimated 300,000 people. Tens of thousands of Haitians are still displaced eight years later. Some houses were destroyed, it said.

Among the damaged buildings was a church in the northern town of Plaisance, the agency said.


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