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227 people dead from 7.2 magnitude Haiti earthquake

The residence of a Catholic bishop is damaged after the earthquake in Les Cayes, Haiti, on August 14.
  • 04 people, according to the country’s civil protection service.
  • The US Geological Survey is estimating “high casualties” and widespread disaster.
  • More than 1,800 people were injured.
  • The earthquake was about 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) northeast of Saint-Louis-du-Sud and 10 kilometers (about 6 miles) deep, according to the USGS.

At least 227 people have died after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Haiti Saturday morning, according to the country’s civil protection service.

The earthquake was about 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) northeast of Saint-Louis-du-Sud and 10 kilometers deep (about 6 miles deep), according to the US Geological Survey.

The USGS is estimating “high casualties” and widespread disaster.

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Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry has declared a state of emergency, which will last for one month.

CNN

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