Magnitude 7.2 earthquake strikes western Haiti and tsunami alert issued, US Geological Survey says.
A 7.2 magnitude earthquake has struck western Haiti, the USA Geological Survey stated, prompting a tsunami alert and damaging buildings within the disaster-plagued Caribbean nation.
The epicentre of the quake on Saturday was about 160km (100 miles) by street from central Port-au-Prince, the densely populated capital, at a depth of 10km, the USGS stated.
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) additionally reported a quake within the area, saying it was magnitude 7.6.
The US Tsunami Warning System had initially stated there was no tsunami warning issued after the quake.
The lengthy shock was felt all through Haiti and in neighbouring Caribbean international locations, and materials harm was recorded within the southwestern peninsula of the island.
The nation continues to be recovering from a magnitude 7 earthquake nearer to the capital 11 years in the past that killed tens if not lots of of 1000’s of individuals and flattened swathes of buildings, leaving many homeless.
Haiti has additionally been in a state of political turmoil because the assassination of Jovenel Moise in July.
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