Haiti earthquake latest news – Huge magnitude 7 quake hits Caribbean as THOUSANDS feared dead

THOUSANDS of people are feared dead after a huge 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit western Haiti on Saturday.

The quake struck 8 km from the town of Petit Trou de Nippes, about 150 km west of the capital Port-au-Prince, at a depth of 10 km, the US Geological Survey said.

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    PICTURES SHOW EARTHQUAKE'S DEVASTATION

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    MAN WAS JOGGING WHEN HE HEARD 'GROUND RATTLE'

    A video shared on social media shows a local man describe the moment the ground started to shake while he was out jogging.

    He compared the destruction to the previous earthquake in 2010, saying, ” “A huge earthquake has just hit Aux Cayes. For what I am seeing, it is the equivalent of the January 12.”

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    VIDEOS POSTED TO SOCIAL MEDIA SHOW EARTHQUAKE DEVASTATION

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    WHERE DID THE EARTHQUAKE HIT?

    The earthquake hit around seven and a half milesnortheast of Saint-Louis-du-Sud, according to USGS.

    Haiti's Civil Protection told CNN that there have been several fatalities associated with the earthquake.

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    TSUNAMI WARNING ISSUED

    The USGS has issued a tsunami warning after the 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti.

    “National authorities will determine the appropriate level of alert for each country and may issue additional or more refined information,” it reads.

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    MAGNITUDE HIGHER THAN 2010 STORM

    WeatherNation reports that the preliminary magnitude of the earthquake is 7.2, much higher than that of the storm that struck in 2010.

    The earthquake has hitWestern Haiti near Les Cayes.

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