Haiti Experiences 4.6-Magnitude Earthquake Southeast of Port-au-Prince


Above: the location of the quake (Graphic: USGS)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

A 4.6-magnitude earthquake shook Haiti on Wednesday night, according to a report from the United States Geological Survey.

The quake’s epicentre was located 37 km southeast of Port-au-Prince and about 140 km south-southeast of Gonaives with a depth of 4km.

It was an unwelcome reminder of the devastating earthquake on January 12, 2010 that registered a 7.0 on the Richter scale.

According to the USGS’ response-tracking system, it was felt most in Port-au-Prince and Petionville, and even as far as Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.


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