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Updated on: Sunday, August 15, 2021, 04:01 PM IST

A day after deadly tremors killed over 300, Haiti sees fresh earthquake with 5.8 magnitude

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People search through the rubble of what used to be the Manguier Hotel after the earthquake hit on August 14, 2021 in Les Cayes, southwest Haiti. | Photo: AFP

People search through the rubble of what used to be the Manguier Hotel after the earthquake hit on August 14, 2021 in Les Cayes, southwest Haiti. | Photo: AFP

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A new 5.8 magnitude earthquake has hit Haiti, a day after a more powerful deadly tremor, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) said on Sunday.

The earthquake was registered at 03:20 GMT, with the epicentre located 41 kilometres (25 miles) northwestern of the southern city of Les Cayes at a depth of 30 kilometres.

On Saturday, Haiti faced a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that left more than 300 people dead and over 1,800 more injured.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Saturday expressed condolences to the people affected by a devastating earthquake in Haiti that killed over 300 people and injured several others.

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Published on: Sunday, August 15, 2021, 04:01 PM IST
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