Haiti rattled by earthquake

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – Haiti was rattled on Saturday by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.4 but there were no immediate reports of deaths of injuries.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said that the quake, which occurred at 1.00 am (local time) was located on land at a depth of 12.3 km, at least five kilometres north of Les Anglais (South), 51 km northwest of Les Cayes, 35 km southwest of Jérémie.

The quake was also felt in the capital, Port-au-Prince.

In 2010, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 killed more than 200,000 people and caused widespread damage in the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country.

Haiti is now recovering from the battering it took from Hurricane Matthew that hit the country on October 4 killing hundreds of people.

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