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The earthquake that caused panic in Haiti
The survivors who reviewed the rubble of their concrete block houses knocked down by the earthquake in Haiti on Sunday suffered a magnitude replica 5.2 that caused panic and threatened to raise the number of deaths even more than 12. The US Geological Service. UU. He said that the epicenter of the replica was located at 9.8 miles (15.8 kilometers) to the north-northeast of Port-de-Paix, the city most affected by the 5.9 degree earthquake on Saturday night on Saturday night. Sunday’s replica had a depth of 10 kilometers.
"It was a replica. It was in the same place, ”said Paul Caruso, a USGS geophysicist. ‘This is the first significant replica’. The tremors caused panic in the streets where emergency teams gave relief to the victims of the earthquake on Saturday, which knocked down concrete block houses and ranthaled buildings in several cities. The Haiti Civil Protection Agency said at least seven people died in the coastal city of Port-de-Paix and three people died in the nearby community of Gros-Morne in the province of Artibonite.
Among those killed by the earthquake on Saturday night was a 5 -year -old boy crushed by his collapsed house and a dead man in an auditorium in fall. A total of at least 12 people died in the earthquake, said Interior Minister Fednel Monchray, to the MAGK9 Radio Station. The authorities said 188 people were injured. "I feel that my life is not sure here," said the nun Maryse Alsaint, director of the San Gabriel National School in Gros-Morne, where several classrooms suffered serious damage.
She said around 500 students could not return to school on Monday. The prison and the police station in Port-de-Paix were damaged, which led some inmates to try to escape. Police were using tear gas to contain prisoners inside jail. There was no word if any prisoner had escaped. The USGS said that Saturday’s earthquake was centered to 12 miles (19 kilometers) northwest of Port-de-Paix, which is about 136 miles (219 kilometers) from the capital of Port Prince.
He felt slightly in the capital, as well as in the neighboring Dominican Republic and in eastern Cuba, where no damage was reported. In Haiti, officials have fought to prop up buildings despite the two main failures throughout the Spanish, which is the island shared with the Dominican Republic. The deep poverty and instability of the government have also made the weakest households and structures particularly vulnerable to earthquakes. Rescue workers in Haiti said they weren’t looking for more victims.
In the city of Gros-Morne, a bed was covered with rubble, while the outer walls of some houses were visibly broken. Others inclined at precarious angles. Pierre Jacques Baudre, farmer and father of seven children, said he was afraid to return home after a wall built with stones and cement collapsed. "The house can fall at any time," he said. Meanwhile, you can see dozens of people sifting through the rubble before removing the reinforcement bar to recycle and sell.
The Civil Protection Agency issued a statement by saying that the houses were destroyed in Port-de-Paix, Gros-Morne, Chansolme and Turtle Island. Damages were also reported to the Church of Saint-Michel in Plaisance and at the police station in Port-de-Paix. Parts of a hospital and an auditorium collapsed in Gros-Morne, where the parliamentarian Alcide Audne told The Associated Press that two of the deaths occurred. It was not clear if there was an event in the auditorium at that time.