New Delhi, Saturday 14 August 2021
A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck Haiti on Saturday. The coastal country is also facing the threat of a tsunami after a strong earthquake. The US Geological Survey has issued a tsunami warning. The epicenter of the quake was reported to be 12 km northeast of Saint-Louis du Sud. In the capital Port-au-Prince, people came out of their homes in panic, and after the loud tremors, gathered in the streets.
Naomi Vernius said that the earthquake was so strong that her bed shook. The epicenter of the earthquake was reported at 5.59 pm Indian time. Several buildings were also damaged by the earthquake. Strong tremors have also been felt in neighboring countries. The earthquake damaged many school buildings and homes in Haiti.
Locals have been posting pictures and videos of the earthquake on social media. However, the epicenter of the earthquake was reported to be below the bottom of the Pacific Ocean; No tsunami warning was issued. The epicenter of the earthquake was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor; No tsunami warning was issued. Haiti’s Director of Civil Defense Jerry Schindler said: “I can confirm that there has been a death.” But we don’t know about it yet. We are gathering information.
There were 3 lakh deaths in 2010
Earthquakes and cyclones have wreaked havoc in this disaster-stricken Caribbean country. In 2018, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake rocked the region, killing more than a dozen people. Most of the devastation happened in 2010. More than 3 lakh people died in the 7.1 magnitude earthquake.
Videos coming out of Pastel Haiti, after the 7.2 earthquake this morning. #HELPHAITI pic.twitter.com/5r1BL1twVQ
– Laurent Lamothe (ureLaurentLamothe) August 14, 2021