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Montevideo, March 20th 2019 - 09:26 UTC

Tag: Civil Protenction

  • Monday, October 8th 2018 - 08:30 UTC

    Quake rattles impoverished Haiti, at least 14 dead and extensive damage

    The aftershock caused panic on streets where emergency teams were providing relief to victims of Saturday’s quake, which toppled block homes

    A magnitude 5.2 aftershock struck Haiti on Sunday, even as survivors of the previous day’s temblor were sifting through the rubble of their cinder block homes. The death toll stood at 12, with fears it could rise. The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of the aftershock was located 15.8 kilometers north-northwest of Port-de-Paix, the city hard hit by Saturday night’s 5.9 magnitude earthquake. Sunday’s aftershock had a depth of 10 kilometers.