A major 7.2-M earthquake reduced buildings to rubble and caused many fatalities in southwestern Haiti sending shock waves across the Caribbean, as people fled their homes for fear they might collapse.
At least 227 people have died in the earthquake, according to Haiti’s Civil Protection Unit. The US Tsunami Warning System issued a tsunami warning after the quake.
The 7.2-magnitude quake, which was followed by a series of aftershocks, struck 8 km from the town of Petit Trou de Nippes, about 150 km west of the capital Port-au-Prince, at a depth of 10 km, the USGS said.
The USGS also said “high casualties are probable and the disaster is likely widespread.”
The earthquake comes as Haiti is already mired in intertwined political, humanitarian and security crises.
The government is in turmoil, a month after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise, while swaths of the country are facing growing hunger. While healthcare services are overwhelmed by COVID-19.
Access to the southern region, where the quake struck, has been restricted by gang control of key areas. Haiti is now in the cone of Tropical Storm Grace which could bring heavy rains early next week.
The earthquake sent shockwaves across the Caribbean with it felt as far away as Cuba and Jamaica although there were no reports of material damage, deaths or injuries there.
The Biblical prophecies (Matthew 24, Luke 21, Revelation 6) foretell that earthquakes will be a sign that signals we are nearing the end of this age and the coming of Jesus Christ.
These events and conditions happening now are warning signs pointing to the nearing fulfillment of the Last Days prophecies at the end of this age revealing it’s time to prepare now for the nearing appearance of Jesus Christ for His Church by being born again spiritually into the Kingdom of God as Jesus said we must (John 3) and His Apostles who were authorized (Matthew 16:19) described how (Acts 2).
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