Four quakes shake Haiti on Wednesday

Port Au Prince – Haiti has been rocked by four earthquakes within a five-hour period on Wednesday, but Civil Protection Directorate (DPC) reported there were no loss of life or damage.

It said that the first quake occurred at 7:31 a.m. local time with a magnitude of 4.0, followed six minutes later with a quake of 3.6 and one with a magnitude of 3.9 at 9:11 a.m. local time.

The last quake, with a magnitude of 2.5, occurred at 1:41 p.m.

According to the DPC, the epicenter of the four earthquakes was located at 18.82 degrees north latitude and 74.15 degrees west longitude, north of Jérémie, de la Gonâve, Miragoâne and northwest of Port-au-Prince at a depth of four kilo meters.

The earthquakes on Wednesday were in the same area where on December 28, last year, an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.20 rocked Jérémie. As had been the case on Wednesday, there was also no loss of life or damage.

In January 2010, Haiti was rocked by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that killed 220 000 people. (CMC)

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