It’s with a heavy heart and great concern that I report a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck near Haiti on Saturday morning (August 14).

The earthquake was about 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) northeast of Saint-Louis-du-Sud and 13 kilometers deep.

A 5.2-magnitude aftershock hit later in the morning about 20 kilometers west-northwest of Cavaillon, Haiti.

The U.S.Geological Survey said in a statement, “High casualties are probable and the disaster is likely widespread.”

Video of the aftermath is being shared on social media and it is heartbreaking. 

Praying for Haiti and all who were impacted by this natural disaster.

Source: CNN