Multiple major earthquakes strike Haiti; fatalities reported

Country is still dealing with aftermath of presidential assassination.

Updated: August 14, 2021 - 10:01am

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Multiple major earthquakes struck Haiti on Saturday, resulting in at least several reported fatalities in a country still reeling from the recent assassination of its president. 

The U.S. Geological Survey identified at least two earthquakes striking the island nation, one a 5.4 and one a whopping 7.2. 

Both occurred at depths of 10-11 kilometers; the epicenters of the quakes were located about 20 miles from each other. 

The country last month was rocked by the assassination of its president Jovenel Moïse.

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