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News: 4.6 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Haiti Last Night

I woke up to news of an earthquake hitting Haiti last night and had an immediate anxiety attack. My brother is currently living there and I was supposed to call  him last night and didn’t, the first thing that came to mind was pray Wanda, pray. I’ve been calling his cell phone with no response the last 2 hours but I’ve spoken to others who said they spoke to him and the family he’s living with Last night and he’s okay. Based on what we hear, the earthquake wasnt bad. Thank God for that! According to Caribjournal:

A 4.6-magnitude earthquake shook Haiti on Wednesday night, according to a report from the United States Geological Survey.The quake’s epicentre was located 37 km southeast of Port-au-Prince and about 140 km south-southeast of Gonaives with a depth of 4km (picture above) .

It struck at 9:51 pm EDT. Some residents of capital ran into the streets in fear, remembering the January 2010 earthquake that devastated the capital and surrounding area. It was an unwelcome reminder of the devastating earthquake on January 12, 2010 that registered a 7.0 on the Richter scale.

According to the USGS’ response-tracking system, it was felt most in Port-au-Prince and Petionville, and even as far as Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.

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