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Haiti shaken by moderate earthquake

A moderate earthquake has rattled southern Haiti, causing some people to run out of buildings in fear.

There were no immediate reports of damage.

The United States Geological Survey is reporting that the magnitude 4.6-quake was centred 24 miles south east of the capital of Port-au-Prince and had a depth of three miles.

Some residents of the capital ran into the streets in fear, remembering the January 2010 earthquake that devastated the capital and surrounding area.

That seven-magnitude quake killed 314,000 people and toppled thousands of crudely built homes.

There were no immediate reports of death or serious damage from the latest quake.


From Belfast Telegraph