6.1-magnitude aftershock in Haiti - Macleans.ca
 

6.1-magnitude aftershock in Haiti

More deaths, buildings crumble


 

More confirmed deaths in Haiti, following a 6.1-magnitude aftershock on
Wednesday. Just over a week after tragedy struck Port-au-Prince, another
quake hit 56 kilometres northwest of the city. Last week’s 7.0-magnitude quake killed an estimated 200,000 people. Since then, there have been a number of aftershocks, with Wednesday’s being the strongest. “Some buildings that had been weakened by the original earthquake have been toppled as a result of this one,” explained CBC’s David Common, reporting from the ground. “We are told there have been more deaths as a result.” The Canadian Embassy was among buildings damaged in the follow-up quake, which lasted about 10 seconds.

CBC News


 
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