An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 degrees was recorded today in Haiti and according to preliminary information Civil Protection has caused damage and injuries in Port de Paix, in the north of the country.
The epicenter of the earthquake was recorded in the north of Haiti, 20 kilometers from Port-de-Paix and 175 kilometers from Port-au-Prince, at a depth of 15.3 kilometers, at 20.11 local time (0011 GMT), according to his report. United States Geological Service website (USGS).
In his Twitter account, Haitian President Jovenel Moise confirmed that the quake has caused damage in the north of the country and urged the population to remain calm.
Moise said that the risk management system and the regional civil protection directorates are on alert to help the inhabitants of the affected areas.
The earthquake was felt both in the Haitian capital and in other cities in the south of the country as well as in several points of the Dominican Republic.
The earthquake caused panic in several departments of the Haitian country and according to preliminary information from Civil Protection has caused damage and injuries in Port de Paix.
In the Dominican Republic, the tremor was felt in the Dominican capital, in Santiago and in other provinces, as reported on social networks.
On January 12, 2010, Haiti suffered a devastating earthquake of magnitude 7, followed by three aftershocks of magnitude 5, which caused more than 300,000 deaths, a similar number of injured, some 1.5 million victims and the almost total destruction of its capital , Prince Port.