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A magnitude-7.2 earthquake has been reported near the coast of Haiti. The major tremor was more powerful than the 2010 quake that devastated the Caribbean nation.

The earthquake hit early on Saturday morning, with the United States Geological Survey putting its intensity at magnitude 7.2, or “major.” The epicenter was 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) northeast of Saint-Louis-du-Sud, a town of more than 50,000 inhabitants.

Severe damage has been reported on Haiti, with images showing partially collapsed buildings and rubble-strewn streets.

Some people posting on social media reported feeling the quake as far away as Jamaica.

The quake struck minutes after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake shook the Alaska Peninsula. However, the Alaskan quake hit a much more sparsely populated region, where the potential for damage was far lower.

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A magnitude-7.2 earthquake has been reported near the coast of Haiti. The major tremor was more powerful than the 2010 quake that devastated the Caribbean nation.

The earthquake hit early on Saturday morning, with the United States Geological Survey putting its intensity at magnitude 7.2, or “major.” The epicenter was 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) northeast of Saint-Louis-du-Sud, a town of more than 50,000 inhabitants.

Severe damage has been reported on Haiti, with images showing partially collapsed buildings and rubble-strewn streets.

Some people posting on social media reported feeling the quake as far away as Jamaica.

The quake struck minutes after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake shook the Alaska Peninsula. However, the Alaskan quake hit a much more sparsely populated region, where the potential for damage was far lower.

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