7.2 Earthquake Hits Haiti
Written by Karolyn Hairston on August 16, 2021
The U.S.G.S. said it was a magnitude 7.2 quake, more powerful than the 7.0 quake that hit Haiti in 2010, which killed nearly a quarter-million people. “Many houses fell. Many people are trapped under the rubble,” said Widchell Augustin, 35, from Les Cayes, where he lives.
The Biden administration, the United Nations and private relief agencies that operate in Haiti promised urgent help.
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