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Four earthquakes recorded in Haiti Wednesday

Editorial Staff

Jan 5, 2023

Four earthquakes in five hours. That’s what Haiti experienced on Wednesday alone. Thankfully, however, there was no loss of property or lives according to the Civil Protection Directorate (DPC) reported there was no loss of life or damage.

The first quake occurred at 7:31 a.m. with a magnitude of 4.0, followed six minutes later with a quake of 3.6 and one with a magnitude of 3.9 at 9:11 a.m.

The last quake with a magnitude of 2.5 occurred at 1:41 p.m and the DPC said in a report yesterday that, the epicentre of the four earthquakes was located at 18.82 degrees north latitude and 74.15 degrees west longitude, north of Jérémie, de la Gonâve, Miragoâne and northwest of Port-au-Prince at a depth of four kilometers

According to reports, “the earthquakes on Wednesday were in the same area where on December 28, last year, an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.20 rocked Jérémie. As had been the case on Wednesday, there was also no loss of life or damage”

No one can forget the January 2010 shaking in Haiti that killed over 2000,000 people in Haiti. The country is still not totally recovered from that 7.0 magnitude earthquake that killed 220,000 people.

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