More than 300 people died and hundreds were harmed after a powerful tremor struck southwestern Haiti on Saturday (August 14, 2021). The 7.2-magnitude quake was followed by a series of aftermath. It struck 8 km from the town of Petit Trou de Nippes and about 150 km west of the capital Port-au-Prince, at a depth of 10 km.
The big tremor was about 10 kilometres deep and struck 12 kilometres northeast of Saint-Louis-du-Sud.
The earthquake also left at least 1,800 individuals injured.
The quake aftermath resulted in the Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry announcing a ‘state of emergency’ for one month in the Caribbean country. He said that the tremor has damaged the southern areas of the country.
Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry said all government resources available would be propelled to help victims.
Haiti’s Civil Protection service mentioned that at least 949 homes, seven churches, two hotels and three schools had been devastated.