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, Witnesses said the movement was felt across the country, and according to the United States Geological Survey (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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The Director of Civil Protection of Haiti, Jerry Chandler explained that information is collected and all emergency operations were activated.

The agency asked the population to maintain vigilance in case there were minor fluctuations of up to 30 centimeters, over and under the normal tide, in coastal areas near the epicenter of the earthquake.

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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,  As of the closing date of this note, no material damage has been reported..

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