New Aftershock of 6,1 Hits Haiti

A new earthquacke of 6,0 on the richters scale just hit Haiti.  People are fleeing to the streets, news media reports.

(Articel in English, links to sources in English)

A strong earthquake struck Haiti on Wednesday morning, shaking buildings and sending screaming people running into the streets only eight days after the country‘s capital was devastated by a previous quake, The Washington Post writes.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the 6.1 magnitude quake hit at 6:03 a.m. (1103 GMT) about 35 miles (56 kilometers) northwest of the capital of Port-au-Prince. It struck at a depth of 13.7 miles (22 kilometers) but was located too far inland to generate any tidal waves in the Caribbean.

Wails of terror rose Wednesday from frightened survivors of the apocalyptic quake that struck eight days ago as people as people poured out of unstable buildings.

It was not immediately possible to ascertain what additional damage the new quake may have caused.

Read the full post at here.

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