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7.2 magnitude earthquake in Haiti, damage to many buildings, tsunami warning

Earthquake in Haiti: Strong earthquake tremors have been felt in Haiti. The National Center of Seismology said on Saturday that the intensity of the earthquake in Haiti was very strong, due to which many buildings were also damaged. According to Indian time, an earthquake has occurred in Haiti at 5:59 pm. The tremors of the earthquake were very strong.

The earthquake in Haiti was measured at 7.2 on the Richter scale. The epicenter of the earthquake was 118 km west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The United States Geological Survey said a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Saturday. Due to which a tsunami warning has been issued in the west of the disaster-hit Caribbean nation. At the same time, many buildings have also been damaged due to the earthquake.

Why does earthquake happen?

Earth is mainly made up of four layers. Inner core, outer core, mantle and crust. The crust and upper mantle core are known as lithosphere. This 50 km thick layer is divided into several sections. These are called tectonic plates. These tectonic plates keep moving in their places. When this plate starts moving too much, it is called an earthquake. These plates can move from their place both horizontally and vertically. After this, she looks for her place while remaining stationary, during which one plate comes under the other plate.

The intensity of an earthquake is estimated by the waves of energy emanating from the epicenter. These waves vibrate for hundreds of kilometers and fall into the cracks in the earth. If the depth of the earthquake is shallow, then the energy released from it is very close to the surface, causing terrible destruction. But the earthquakes that come in the depths of the earth do not cause much damage on the surface. High and strong waves arise when there is an earthquake in the sea, which is also called tsunami.

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