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New earthquake shakes southern Haiti

Port-au-Prince, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) A 4.0 earthquake on Friday shook the city of Jeremie, 21 kilometers north northwest in southern Haiti, but no damage has been reported so far.

The seism had its epicentre in the sea, at a depth of 10 kilometers, very close to the area affected by the tremor on August 14, when more than 2,200 persons were killed.

The earthquake was felt in the Grand Anse and Nippes departments, according to local media.

Haiti is located on a vast network of geological faults, which makes it prone to events of this kind. In 2020 alone, the Office of Energy and Mines recorded some 500 seisms, mainly in the southeastern and northern parts of the country.

Earlier this month, seismologists Eric Calais and Steeve Julien warned about the possibility of another strong earthquake, due to the accumulation of energy in one of the geological faults.

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