Earthquake off the coast of Haiti: fatalities and destruction

Earthquake off the coast of Haiti: fatalities and destruction
Earthquake off the coast of Haiti: fatalities and destruction
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As a result of the powerful earthquake off the coast of Haiti, there is destruction and even casualties. The exact death toll is not yet known.

The magnitude of the earthquake off the coast of Haiti was estimated by the European Mediterranean Seismological Center (ESMC) at 7, 2, and the American Tsunami Warning Center (NWS) predicted dangerous waves. The tremors were felt in the capital of Haiti - the city of Port-au-Prince - and the epicenter was 40 kilometers from the commune of Le Quay at a depth of 10 kilometers.

According to one of the local news portals, at least four people were killed in the earthquake. There are reportedly two children among the victims.

Local journalist Franz Duval tweeted a large number of casualties. Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henri traveled to the national emergency management center in Port-au-Prince.

Meanwhile, the updated magnitude of the earthquake recorded off the coast of the American state of Alaska was 6, 9. According to the US Geological Survey, the epicenter of the tremors was 803 kilometers southwest of Anchorage. The source of the earthquake lay at a depth of 33 kilometers. There were no reports of destruction, casualties and the threat of a tsunami.

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