Haiti rocked the quake, there are victims

It said at 333 people were injured and treated in hospitals in the northwest and that more than 7 000 houses have been destroyed or damaged.

An quake hit northern Haiti late on Saturday, killing at least 14 people and sparking a scramble by rescue agencies to help residents of the worst-hit towns in the impoverished Caribbean country.

A major global relief effort followed the devastating 7.0-magnitude quake that struck the island in January 2010, leaving more than 1.5 million people homeless.

Tens of thousands of people are still believed to be displaced as a result.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was located about 19 kilometres North-West of the city of port-de-Paix at a depth of 11.7 kilometers, AFP reports.

The government reported seven deaths in the Nord-Ouest province and four other deaths in the community of Gros-Morne in the province of Artibonite, the newspaper Le Nouvelliste quoted Secretary of State for Communications Eddy Jackson Alexis as saying.

The Agency also reports that some houses and buildings have been destroyed in Port-de-Paix, Gros Morne, Chansolme and Turtle Island. "Our deepest condolences go out to the families of the victims and to those injured in this most recent natural disaster", he said in a statement.


The quake was felt in the Haitian capital as well as in neighbouring Dominican Republic.

President Jovenel Moise urged people to donate blood and asked global aid agencies to coordinate with local agencies to avoid duplicated efforts.

In Haiti, officials have struggled to shore up buildings despite the two major fault lines along Hispaniola, which is the island shared with the Dominican Republic.

The damage from the temblors was visible.

In the town of Gros-Morne, one bed was covered in rubble, while the exterior walls of some homes were visibly cracked.

One said: "It woke the dogs up".

Moise tweeted pictures from Port-de-Paix, where he was briefed at the region's emergency response center, met victims, viewed damage to the police headquarters and offered thanks to local officers.


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