After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti where around 137000 people died , whenever the ground shakes, people remember the horror of that day and panic occurs.
Yesterday, a shallow M3.5 earthquake, gave the ground a shake, and people rushed out of buildings, windows and into the streets. It was felt in Port-au-Prince, Carrefour and other local towns affected by the M7.0 quake last year.
More than 20 people were injured during the panic. The magnitude 3.5 earthquake had its epicenter in Leogâne. This prompted many people to evacuate their offices and homes in panic. Many cases were reported that in all forms of offices including NGOs, employees jumped from balconies, fearing the worst.
A dozen students from the National Institute of Administrative Management and High International Studies (INAGHEI) were injured in their falls from a 2-storey building.
Experience report from Sarah Shaferly to Earthquake-Report.com, written a shortly after the aftershockhttp://earthquake-report.com
My first earthquake. I was sitting at my desk when my chair started to vibrate. I yelled for the children to run outside. All I could hear were people yelling, dogs barking etc. Last may 3 seconds but was pretty scarey.
Just a couple of minutes after 9am. I live at a quest house with over 50 Haitian visitors here. In fact they all left our main building and are now holding their meetings in our grassy fields so I’m convinced they are frightened as you can imagine. It wasn’t that it was huge but anything frightens them something awful.