Emergency Alert: Haiti Earthquake

Early this morning, a 7.2 earthquake hit 7.5 miles northeast of Saint-Louis-du-Sud, Haiti. Surrounding areas have sustained major infrastructural damage, collapsed buildings, and fatalities, though numbers are unclear at this time. Ley Cayes, the largest city on the outer peninsula and close to the epicenter of the earthquake, was also hit in 2016 by Hurricane […]

Early this morning, a 7.2 earthquake hit 7.5 miles northeast of Saint-Louis-du-Sud, Haiti. Surrounding areas have sustained major infrastructural damage, collapsed buildings, and fatalities, though numbers are unclear at this time.

Ley Cayes, the largest city on the outer peninsula and close to the epicenter of the earthquake, was also hit in 2016 by Hurricane Matthew.

On January 12, 2010, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the island nation, killing more than 220,000 people and internally displacing another 1.5 million.

Direct Relief’s Response

Direct Relief staff is connecting with health facilities across the island to assess needs, monitor the situation as it evolves, and respond accordingly.

For more details on Direct Relief’s response efforts in Haiti, see: https://www.directrelief.org/place/haiti/

Additional updates will be posted as more information becomes available.

This post was originally published on Direct Relief.


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