An earthquake of magnitude 7,2 shook Haiti and authorities confirm several victims

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Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

An earthquake of magnitude 7,2 degrees with depth of 10 kilometers,  He registered in Haiti leaving mourning, pain, and property damage. The tremor was felt in the capital, Port au Prince for several seconds, the city is more than 130 kilometers from the epicenter.

Local authorities confirmed that the earthquake occurred at 8:30 in the morning, local time, testigos dijeron que el movimiento se sintió en todo el país, y según el Servicio Geológico de Estados Unidos (USGS, for its acronym in English), the epicenter was located about 12 kilometers from Saint-Louis du Sud, in the west of the country.

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After the movement, a replica of 5,2 to some 17 kilometers from the town of Chantal, again with hypocenter to 10 kilometers deep.

Several Haitians have shared videos of the collapsed infrastructure on social media, even these damages according to the first data, are compared to the earthquake of 2010, that he left around 300.000 dead, and economic losses.

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El director de Protección Civil de Haití, Jerry Chandler explicó que se recaba información y se activaron todas las operaciones de emergencia.

La agencia pidió a la población mantener la vigilancia por si se produjeran fluctuaciones menores de hasta 30 centimeters, sobre y bajo la marea normal, en zonas costeras cercanas al epicentro del sismo.

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Cuba and the Dominican Republic perceived the earthquake registered in Haiti

The National Center for Seismological Research of Cuba (CENAIS for its acronym in English), He said that this Saturday Cuban residents were surprised in the east of the island by the effects of the earthquake registered in Haiti.

Although local authorities had reported that on Friday an earthquake of magnitude 3.6 with a depth of 2.5 kilometers, southwest of the town of Caimanera in Cuba, what has caused concern to residents.

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However, in the Dominican Republic the earthquake was noticed on a smaller scale,  hasta el momento del cierre de esta nota no se han reportado daños materiales.

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