The death toll in the earthquake in Haiti has reached 304, more than 2 thousand people have suffered. This is evidenced by data from the Haitian Civil Defense Agency.
According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the 7.2 magnitude earthquake was followed by numerous aftershocks.
Local authorities say that the bodies of hundreds of people were found during the search and rescue operations, the exact number of the missing could not be established.
The earthquake caused huge destruction in the country, the authorities called on the international community to support Haiti.
According to the USGS, the epicenter of the earthquake was located 12 kilometers northeast of Saint-Jean-du-Soud.
Tremors were felt in the capital, Port-au-Prince.
The source of the earthquake lay at a depth of 10 km. Initially, the authorities announced the threat of a tsunami, but it was soon canceled.
Search and rescue operations in the region continue.
Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henri has declared a state of emergency in the country for one month.
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