7.2 magnitude earthquake shakes Haiti

port-au-prince A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the east coast of Haiti on Saturday. The US Geological Survey said its main center was 12 kilometers northeast of St. Louis du Sud. Haiti’s new Prime Minister Ariel Henry said the earthquake caused widespread damage in various parts of the country.

He said that his government would use its last resources to help the earthquake victims. Haitians handle themselves in this situation. In the capital too, people felt the tremors and came out of their homes in fear.

In the capital Port-au-Prince, people were scared and took to the streets in fear. She woke up in the morning from an earthquake and saw her bed shaking. I immediately got up and didn’t even put on my shoes and ran outside. We saw the 2010 earthquake. I later remembered that my two children and my mother were still inside. My neighbor went in and brought them out and we ran on the streets. Dozens of people were killed in a 7.5-magnitude earthquake in Haiti in 2015. At least three million people were killed in the last earthquake in 2010 when a 6.1-magnitude earthquake shook the region and killed at least three people.

The National Hurricane Center has predicted that a storm could hit it Monday night or Tuesday morning. Barely a month after the assassination of the president, this new crisis has made things worse for Haitians.

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