Magnitude 6.3 Quakes Strike Off Haiti, North of Isabela in Puerto Rico – USGS

Magnitude 6.3 Quakes Strike Off Haiti, North of Isabela in Puerto Rico – USGS

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By Agencies

Haiti: The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has confirmed that two earthquakes of the same 6.3 magnitude, struck on Monday off the coast of Haiti and the northern part of Isabela in Puerto Rico.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage from the earthquakes, which the USGS said hit at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) about 80 km (50 miles) from the northwestern coastal town of Isabela.

Local authorities have not issued a tsunami warning.

In January 2010, Haiti was hit by a devastating earthquake which resulted in over 200,000 deaths and injured more than 300,000. The situation was worsened by tropical storms, and subsequently by a cholera epidemic.

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