Haiti Aftershock: 6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Haiti

Haiti Aftershock Earthquake

A second powerful earthquake hit Haiti. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake recorded a 6.1 magnitude temblor at 6:03 in the morning (1103 GMT), 35 miles (56 kilometers) northwest of Prot-au-Prince and 13.7 miles (22 kilometers) below the surface.

The aftershock came just 8 days after the devastating magnitude 7 earthquake that hit the country. Immediate reports said it was not clear if it caused additional injuries or damage.

According to the European Union Commission, the January 12 earthquake in Haiti killed around 200,000 people and made 1.5 million homeless.