The Shocking Truth About 7.2 magnitude earthquake hits off the coast of Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE (HAITIAN REPUBLIC) According to the US Geological Survey, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Haiti on Saturday, with the epicenter 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) northeast of Saint-Louis du Sud.

The tremor was felt in the capital, Port-au-Prince, and many people hurried into the streets in fright, despite the fact that there appeared to be no damage.

Naomi Verneus, a 34-year-old Port-au-Prince resident, claimed the earthquake shook her awake and caused her bed to shake.

"At the point when I initially stirred, I didn't have the opportunity to put my shoes on. When we were attacked by an earthquake in 2010, I had no choice but to evacuate. My two kids and mother were still inside, I remembered later. My next-door neighbor came in and asked them to leave. "We rushed down the street," Verneus explained.

Earthquakes and hurricanes are a threat to the impoverished country, where many people live in precarious situations. A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck in 2018, killing more than a dozen people, and a far greater magnitude 7.1 earthquake happened in 2010, destroying much of the capital and killing an estimated 300,000 people.
Tropical Storm Grace is expected to hit Haiti late Monday night or early Tuesday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center.