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A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck Haiti this Saturday morning (14), killing people, local authorities said. According to data from the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake occurred around 8:30 a.m. (9:30 a.m. Brasilia time), 125 km west of the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince.

On his Twitter account, the Prime Minister of Haiti, Ariel Henry, expressed his condolences to all those who suffered losses in the family and declared that he will mobilize all the resources of his administration to come to the aid of the victims.

The shock could also be felt in Cuba, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. According to the USGS, there is no risk of a tsunami in the region, although authorities have issued a tsunami warning.