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Slight tremor shakes Haiti’s capital


Slight tremor shakes Haiti’s capital

Port-au-Prince, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) A 2.9 tremor on the open Richter scale shook Haiti's capital today, with no material damage or loss of human lives reported so far.

The earthquake had its epicenter at 5.7 kilometers from Carrefour, at the southern exit of Port-au-Prince, with a depth of five kilometers, according to the Ayiti Siesme platform. The telluric movement was perceptible in most of the capital’s towns.

Haiti has frequent seismic activity as it is located on geological faults, which makes it prone to this type of phenomena.

In April, 108 tremors were recorded, most of them minor, between 1.3 and 1.5 magnitude, although three others with epicenter in Grand Anse, in the south of the country, reached up to 5.3 on the Richter scale.

Last August, an earthquake of 7.2 killed more than 2,200 people, injured almost 13,000 and destroyed or damaged 130,000 homes, the largest catastrophe of this type since the one that occurred in 2010, which killed 200,000 people.


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