FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rhenie Dalger
Miami, Florida . An earthquake of 7.2 magnitude struck Haiti this morning . Multiple deaths were reported. Heavy damages and people trapped in rubles were reported in at least two cities. Images of Haitians digging people out with their bare hands are reminiscent of the 2010 earthquake which quasi destroyed Haiti’s entire infrastructure and killed over 250,000 people. US Geological Survey's ShakeMap is showing frequent shaking in Haiti after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Saturday morning. The region continues to see aftershocks, with the largest so far measuring a magnitude of 5.2, according to the USGS. USGS classified the current shaking as "violent," which is the second-to-highest level on its scale. It also indicated a red alert for both economic losses and fatalities.
Marleine Bastien, Executive Director of the Family Action Network Movement (FANM) said: “We all woke up with terrible news of yet another crisis. A terrible earthquake has wreaked havoc in the island of Haïti and destroyed many lives. As we continue to assess a fluid situation to develop a relief effort to support our brothers and sisters, we ask for your prayers for a country that was already crumbling under the weight of one of the worst political crises of its history. We also ask you to remain connected, we will keep you abreast of future developments, and ways that you can support.”
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