December 7, 2022

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7.2 magnitude earthquake shakes Haiti No more tsunami danger world

One Earthquake Size 7.2 Posted in Haiti And could be felt in various parts of the Caribbean, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS, abbreviation in English) this Saturday (14).

According to the American company, There is no tsunami alert for the region. Earlier, authorities even issued a tsunami alert, but it was withdrawn.

A great tremor was also felt Dominican Republic, Cuba e Jamaica.

Oh Earthquake Center Identified 8 km from the city Small hole in the nipple (West of the island), about 150 km from the capital Port Prince, And in one 10 km depth.

Earthquake in Haiti on August 14, 2021 – Photo: G1 Mundo

Until the last update of this article, There are no official reports of serious injuries or deaths. Caused by tremors.

The US broadcaster CNN reported that there were deaths in the disaster, citing government sources, but did not say how many people may have died.

Images circulating on social networking sites show collapsed buildings, facades and marquees in some parts of the country.

The country is trying to recover from this The same magnitude 11 earthquake that struck the capital 11 years ago, Thousands died and many buildings were destroyed.

Naomi Vernius, a resident of Port-au-Prince, told the Associated Press that she was asleep at the time of the quake and woke up because her bed was shaking.

“I woke up and didn’t even have time to put on my shoes,” Vernius said. “We lived in the 2010 earthquake. I could only run.”

In Cuba, tremors were also felt, Guantanamo resident Daniel Rose told Reuters news agency that furniture in his home had been moved.

“Everyone is really scared,” Rose said. “It has been many years since such a big earthquake occurred.”

Cuban officials said there was no immediate word on material damage, death or injuries on the island. In Jamaica, residents also felt the quake.

Danny Bailey, who lives in Kingston, said, “I felt it, man. It woke me up. My roof even squealed.”

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