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Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake in Haiti

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USGS

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Natural Disasters

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Haiti, earthquake, event report

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Haiti’s earthquake event on August 14 was centered 13 kilometers (just over eight miles) south-southeast of Petit Troup de Nippes, and was widely felt across the region including all of Hispaniola (Haiti and Dominican Republic) and the islands of Jamaica, Cuba, and Puerto Rico, with estimates of over 1 million people exposed to very strong or severe shaking levels.

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Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake in Haiti

Haiti’s earthquake event on August 14 was centered 13 kilometers (just over eight miles) south-southeast of Petit Troup de Nippes, and was widely felt across the region including all of Hispaniola (Haiti and Dominican Republic) and the islands of Jamaica, Cuba, and Puerto Rico, with estimates of over 1 million people exposed to very strong or severe shaking levels.