Two more powerful earthquakes hit Haiti

After 7.2 tremors in Haiti killed 227 people, injured and missing hundreds, and today seismic activity after dozens of aftershocks rocked the country with tremors of magnitude 5.8 and 6.2 on the Richter scale.

It seems somewhat strange that online earthquake tracking services are very quick to manually underestimate the magnitude of the tremors, which were originally entered into the system by automatic stations.

The 6.2 quake is no longer there and has become a 5.8 quake, and the 6 quake has become a 5.8.

Still, for a country hit by yesterday’s earthquakes, any significant seismic activity is going to cause more death and destruction.

According to the latest figures, at least 227 people were killed in the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Haiti. The death toll is an estimate and is likely to rise as many residential buildings in several cities were demolished.

Haiti Civil Protection spokesman Jerry Chandler announced the death toll at a news conference Saturday, hours after a 7.2 magnitude quake shook the island nation’s southern peninsula.

The death toll is likely to rise as search and rescue efforts continue. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has issued a warning of expected casualties, saying that “a large number of casualties are likely and the disaster is likely to be widespread.”

Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry declared a one-month state of emergency and earlier said he would mobilize “all the resources” of his administration to help, while in Washington President Joe Biden authorized U.S. aid under USAID Administrator Samantha.

In several Haitian cities, buildings collapsed and streets were littered with garbage, and the shockwave was felt even in Cuba and Jamaica.

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