Authorities are still investigating the extent of damage caused by the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit southern Haiti on Saturday (8/14).
It is known that at least 227 people were killed and dozens injured.
The earthquake also left a trail of physical destruction in a poor country, where not all buildings are prepared to withstand seismic activity in the region. Local authorities have reported structural damage in the city of Jeremy and the capital, Port-au-Prince.
According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the epicenter was about 12 kilometers northeast of Saint-Louis-de-Sud.
See photos of the damage caused by the earthquake:
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