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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Jan. 4, 2023: Haiti was today rocked by four earthquakes within five-hour period.

The Civil Protection Directorate (DPC) reported that the first quake occurred at 7.31 (am) local time with a magnitude of 4.0, followed six minutes later with a quake of 3.6 and one with a magnitude of 3.9 at 9.11 (am) local time.

The last quake with a magnitude of 2.5 occurred at 1.41 pm.

According to the DPC, the epicenter of the four earthquakes was located at 18.82 degrees north latitude and 74.15 degrees west longitude, north of Jérémie, de la Gonâve, Miragoâne and northwest of Port-au-Prince at a depth of four kilo meters.

The earthquakes on Wednesday were in the same area where on December 28th, last year, an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.20 rocked Jérémie. As had been the case today, there was also no loss of life or damage.

In January 2010, Haiti was rocked by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that killed 220,000 people.

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