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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A new earthquake measuring 5.2 magnitude hit Sunday off northwestern Haiti, the US Geological Survey said, a day after a major shock killed 14 people.

    The shallow quake struck 10 miles northwest of Port-de-Paix. The epicenter lied at the depth of 6 miles. The Saturday quake was reported in the same area. It damaged buildings and injured over a hundred people.

    An earthquake measured 5.2 magnitude is considered moderate. Such earthquakes are felt by everyone and can cause damage to old buildings.

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    Yesterday, strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit off the Caribbean island nation of Haiti's northwestern coast, leaving 14 people dead, as The Daily Express newspaper reported Sunday citing a local official.

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