UPDATE: PM Ariel Henry declares a state of emergency after a powerful quake hits Haiti’s southwest, killing at least 304 people, and injuring at least 1,800.
On August 14, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti.
According to the United States Geological Survey, it struck five miles from the town of Petit Trou de Nippes in the western part of the country. The town is located about 80 miles west of the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince. The quake was felt 200 miles away.
The exact number of casualties is unknown yet. A tsunami threat remains in some coasts.
Las primeras imágenes del terremoto de Magnitud 7.2 en Haití 14.08.2021 pic.twitter.com/1susBYFTkB
— Alianza Haiti-Chile (@Ahaitichile) August 14, 2021
Pray For #Haiti 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/GsCevisHcZ
— Ms Azor #FREEHAÏTI 🇭🇹 (@Pierrena1) August 14, 2021
❌❌🇭🇹🇭🇹 #Haiti #earthquake pic.twitter.com/SBM0P6gOxJ
— KanzlerBeratung (@Kanzlerberatung) August 14, 2021
#Impactante 🌊 Parte del mar comienza a ingresar a #Haití, tras el terremoto de magnitud 7,2 registrado cerca de la costa de este país. pic.twitter.com/2UVeQn277s
— MeganoticiasVeracruz (@MeganoticiasVER) August 14, 2021
Haiti is often suffering from major earthquakes and other disasters. In 2010 a 7.0 magnitude earthquake killed more than 220,000 people. The southern peninsula is still recovering from Hurricane Matthew that took place in 2016.
Another threat for the country’s stability was the assassination of President Jovenel Moise on July 7th.
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