The number of victims of the earthquake in Haiti exceeded 200, says the Office of Civil Protection of the Republic.
According to the latest data, the number of victims of the earthquake has increased to 227. In addition, hundreds of injured and missing were recorded. "The first operations carried out by rescuers and citizens have pulled many people out from under the rubble. Hospitals continue to receive the wounded," the department said.
The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a magnitude seven earthquake off the coast of Haiti. The source was located at a depth of 10 kilometers, the epicenter of the tremor was eight kilometers north of the village of Petit Tru de Nippe.
According to the service, the death toll from the earthquake in Haiti could reach several thousand people and tens of thousands of victims. The prediction was made after analyzing data on population density, seismic resistance of buildings caught in the earthquake zone, and studying the consequences of similar disasters.