Tsunami alert issued as powerful earthquake strikes western Haiti
A 7.2 magnitude earthquake has struck western Haiti, the United States Geological Survey said, prompting a tsunami alert and damaging buildings in the disaster-plagued Caribbean nation.
The epicentre of the quake on Saturday was about 160km (100 miles) by road from central Port-au-Prince, the densely populated capital, at a depth of 10km, the USGS said.
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