Earthquake Strikes Northern Haiti

October 6, 2018

NOTE: We are updating this post as we get news about the aftermath of the earthquake that struck northern Haiti on October 6th, 2018.

October 6, 2018
At 8:11 pm, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck northern Haiti, approximately 12 miles north-northwest of Port de Paix. All of our staff is safe, and we are grateful that St. Boniface Hospital was not affected. However, we remain highly concerned about our friends and neighbors in northern Haiti, as early reports indicate damage was sustained in the area. We will provide further updates as we receive more information.

October 7, 2018
At least 12 people have died and over 130 people have been injured in last night’s earthquake in northern Haiti, as reported by The Miami Herald. These numbers are expected to rise as relief efforts continue. We are currently coordinating with the Haitian Ministry of Health to see how we can help our friends and neighbors in northern Haiti.

 

Photo via The Weather Channel