Haiti Struck by 5.9 Quake -Fatalities.
Posted 07 October 2018 - 07:55 AM
At least 12 deaths have been confirmed following an earthquake in northwest Haiti, after a magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook the island late Saturday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
At least five of the deaths were registered in the the Port-de-Paix area, Jerry Chandler, the head of the country’s Civil Protection disaster response unit, told the Miami Herald.
The earthquake occurred about 12 miles north of Port-de-Paix in northwest Haiti.
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