AFTERSHOCK IN JACMEL, NO DAMAGE, NO LOSS OF LIFE
(Defend Haiti) -
JACMEL, Haiti - A small earthquake was felt Saturday afternoon around 2:00 p.m. (local time 21hGMT) Jacmel (southeast) causing a panic, but no deaths, nor damage.
According to Radio Kiskeya, the earthquake was felt in localities in the south-east, close to Jacmel.
The United States Geological Survey reported 2 earthquakes 3.1 and 3.3 on Saturday, off the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic between Puerto Rico.
Frightened, many people rushed into the streets away from abandoned concrete buildings considered dangerous. The witnesses interviewed say they believed they were reliving the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010 which has deeply traumatized them.
At the root of 250,000 deaths and massive destruction of property mainly in Port-au-Prince, the disaster had also hit Jacmel, Leogane and Petit Goave (west).
Since this tragedy, aftershocks have been regularly recorded in Haiti. The country which, like the neighboring Dominican Republic, is lined with several faults that can generate significant seismic activity.