7.2 magnitude earthquake hits Haiti – larger than devastating 2010 quake

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  • A 7.2 magnitude earthquake has hit off the coast of Haiti.
  • Authorities have confirmed casualties and damages.
  • The country is still recovering from a 7.0 quake in 2010.

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake has hit 7.5 miles northeast of Saint-Louis-du-Sud, on the South West Coast of Haiti.

Haitian authorities have confirmed that there have been fatalities and damages on the island, but neither has been quantified yet.

The US Tsunami Warning System has forecasted “hazardous tsunami waves,” with predictions of waves reaching up to three meters above the tide level along the coast of Haiti.

A 7.0 magnitude quake rocked the country in 2010, killing between 220,000 and 300,000.

The impoverished Caribbean nation is still recovering from the 2010 disaster.

This story is developing.


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