Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Earthquake 7.0 On The Richter Scale Caused Tsunami In Haiti

Washington, (TVOne)

Earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale struck Haiti and caused a tsunami in some parts of the country, according to the supervisory institution of the tsunami "the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center" on Tuesday.

Epicenter, which had been reported off the coast, located on land, only 16 kilometers from the capital Port-au-Prince and very shallow at a depth of 10km. An earthquake measuring 7 or more have the ability to cause severe and widespread damage.

But so far there is not reports of damage and casualties yet.

Tsunami Center said the earthquake struck Haiti and the Dominican Republic's neighbors who share the island of Hispaniola, Cuba and the Bahamas.

"The threat of a tsunami that caused widespread impact, there is no historical data on tsunamis and earthquakes," he said. "But the possibility of a local tsunami could hit the coast, which lies more than 100km from the epicenter."

Two aftershocks occurred with the power of 5.9 and 5.5 on the Richter scale.

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