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The 5.6 earthquake that hit Haiti yesterday morning has been ruled an aftershock.

The aftershock collapsed seven buildings, but there were no reports of people crushed or trapped because the earlier quake frightened most people into sleeping outside. Officials said the powerful aftershock sent Haitians screaming into the streets and the 82nd Airborne rushed out of shelters and into a nearby parking lot.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the aftershock was centered about 35 miles (60 kilometers) west-southwest of Port-au-Prince, a little further from the capital than last week’s magnitude-7.0 quake, which the killed an estimated 200,000 people and made as many as 2 million homeless,… Officials say that “Aftershocks sometimes die out very quickly…”In other cases they can go on for weeks, or it could go on for months”

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