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Small quake shakes Haiti's capital

Published: Tuesday February 26, 2013 | 9:30 am Comments 0

(AP) A small earthquake shook Haiti's capital on Monday, causing people in the capital to scramble out of buildings in fear.

US Geological Survey seismologist Susan Hoover said the quake had a magnitude of 3.5.

The tremor struck at 7.39 p.m

The epicenter was 17 miles or 27 kilometers northeast of Port-au-Prince and was relatively shallow at 6 miles deep.

The tremor caused panic among some residents of Port-au-Prince, who remembered the 7.0-magnitude monster that struck the southern part of the country in 2010 and killed thousands of people.

A government official said there were no immediate reports of damage.

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