Magnitude 5.9 Earthquake Shakes Northern Haiti

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The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 5.9 earthquake has shaken northwestern Haiti.

The quake was centered about 12 miles (20 kilometers) west-northwest of Port-de-Paix off Haiti’s north coast. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries, but here is what we know so far:

“A shock was felt shortly after 8:00 pm across the country. Our team from #Nord to #Sud stated that it’s starting to cause panic in some cities.”


  • 1 confirmed Death in Gros Morne following the collapse of the auditorium. A part of the police station is Damaged. They had to release Prisoners

“The 5.9 earthquake caused damage to Plaisance in the north of the country. The main facade of the Catholic Church collapsed. A house next to the church also collapsed, according to Lemoine Bonneau of Le Nouvelliste”

“The effects of the 5.9 earthquake that occurred near Port of Paix #Haiti Saturday night were felt in the country. A newsletter with details will be communicated shortly.”

“9:35 pm more than 1 hour after the 5.9 earthquake this Saturday, Le Nouvelliste confirms that there are injuries and material damage in several cities of the country, particularly in the Far North. There are no devaluations or official balance sheets yet”

– From Miami Herald’s Caribbean Correspondent Jacqueline Charles:

– From President Jovenel Moise:

“An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 has just hit Haiti. According to the first reports of the Civil Protection, damage is recorded in the great North. I stay informed of the situation and work with the people concerned for an appropriate response.”

“1 confirmed Death. The depute for Gros Morne Fritz Chery confirms to the Nouvelliste a death in his city following the collapse of the auditorium a part of the police station is Damaged. We had to release Prisoners. Panicked residents stay out of houses”

– From Miami Herald’s Caribbean Correspondent Jacqueline Charles:

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