More than 1,400 people died and more than 6,000 were injured in the 7,2 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Haiti. Officials stated that there is great destruction in the country and that search and rescue efforts are continuing under the rubble until now.
The Haitian Civil Defense Agency reported that the death toll in the earthquake that occurred on August 14 rose to 1,419, while the number of injured exceeded 6,900.
The US Geological Survey announced that the epicenter of the 7,2 magnitude quake was located 12 kilometers northeast of Saint-Jean-de-Sud.
One of the earthquakes that caused the largest number of deaths in the world in the last century occurred in Haiti on 12 January 2010. According to official figures, 200 thousand people lost their lives and 300 thousand were injured in the earthquake, with a magnitude of 7 in the south of the country. 1.3 million people were homeless in the earthquake at that time.