At least 10 killed in Haiti earthquake


MEXICO CITY, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) — A magnitude-5.9 earthquake hit Haiti late Saturday, killing at least 10, according to reports reaching here.

Following the tremor, the government has mobilized an emergency task force, said a government spokesperson.

The quake occurred at 8:10 p.m. local time (0010 GMT Sunday). The focus, with a depth of 11.7 km, was located about 20 km northwest of the city of Port-de-Paix, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The Caribbean country was struck by a massive quake in 2010, in which some 200,000 people died. The quake, measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale, was the strongest hitting the country in almost 200 years.


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