Two powerful new earthquakes hit Haiti

Two powerful new earthquakes hit Haiti
Two powerful new earthquakes hit Haiti
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After tremors with a magnitude of 7.2, 227 people died in Haiti, hundreds were injured and went missing, and today seismic activity after dozens of aftershocks shook the country with tremors of magnitude 5.8 and 6.2 on the Richter scale.

It looks somewhat strange that online services for tracking earthquakes in real time, very quickly manually underestimate the magnitude of tremors, which is initially entered into the system by automatic stations.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 is no longer there and it turned into an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8, and an earthquake with a magnitude of 6 turned into a 5.8.

Nevertheless, for a country affected by yesterday's earthquakes, any significant seismic activity is an increase in casualties and destruction.

According to the latest figures, at least 227 people have died in the 7, 2 earthquake in Haiti. The death toll is an estimate and is likely to rise as many residential buildings have been demolished in several cities.

Haiti's civil protection spokesman Jerry Chandler announced the death toll at a press conference on Saturday, hours after a magnitude 7, 2 earthquake shook the island nation's southern peninsula.

The death toll is likely to increase as search and rescue operations continue. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) issued a warning for the alleged casualties, stating that "there are likely large numbers of casualties and the disaster is likely widespread."

Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry declared a one-month state of emergency and earlier said he would mobilize "all resources" from his administration to help, while in Washington, President Joe Biden authorized US assistance under the leadership of USAID Administrator Samantha.

In several Haitian cities, buildings collapsed and debris littered the streets, and the shockwave was felt even in Cuba and Jamaica.

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