4.1 earthquake shakes southern Haiti

An earthquake measuring 4.1 on the open Richter scale jolted southern Haiti on Monday, with no casualties or damages reported by the authorities.

Telluric movement at sea has been reported 21 kilometers from Jeremy, the capital of Grand Anse County And one of the cities hardest hit by the August 14 earthquake, which killed more than 2,200.

This is the eighth earthquake recorded by the Ayiti Seisme platform on Monday in the region, while experts warn that the region could be affected by similar and even more severe tremors.

Last week, two more earthquakes hit the southern part of the country with a magnitude of 3.6 and 4.2 respectively, authorities confirmed.

State agencies such as the Civil Protection have insisted in recent months on the necessity of preparing the population for phenomena of this kind, as the country lies on a wide strip of geological faults.

In mid-June, another 2.9 earthquake shook the capital, it was felt in most of the communes of Port-au-Prince.

In April, 108 tremors were recorded, most of them minor, with a magnitude of between 1.3 and 1.5, although three others, centered in Grand Anse, reached 5.3 on the Richter scale.

(with information from Prensa Latina)

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