Nuncio unharmed after second earthquake in Haiti

Archbishop Bernardito Auza
Archbishop Bernardito Auza

.- Despite Haiti being hit with a second earthquake early Wednesday morning 35 miles from from the Capital city of Port-au-Prince, the Apostolic Nuncio in Haiti is reported to be safe and unharmed.

“It was a 6.1 quake!” Archbishop Bernardito Auza told CNA via email on Wednesday. “Pretty strong. It rattled the house. We are sleeping in the garden, but in that moment I was inside the house,” the prelate explained.

Archbishop Auza reported that the nunciature, located in Petionville south-east of downtown Port-au-Prince, is alright as well. Due to the building's structural uncertainty since the Jan. 12 earthquake, he has been sleeping outside in a tent.

Today's tremor struck the beleaguered country just eight days after the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake left tens of thousands dead and even more injured and homeless.

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