PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – An earthquake measuring 7 on the Richter scale hit Haiti Saturday morning, seismologists said, shaking the country.
The United States Geological Survey said the earthquake struck five miles from the town of Petit Trou de Nippes in the western part of the country, about 130 miles west of Port-au-Prince. Seismologists said it had a depth of seven miles. It was felt as far as Jamaica, 200 miles away.
There were no immediate reports of damage or deaths.
The USGS said it was a magnitude 7 earthquake.
The US Tsunami Warning System said there was no tsunami warning after the earthquake.
Haiti was the scene of a devastating earthquake in 2010. That magnitude 7 earthquake killed more than 220,000 people and razed much of the capital, Port-au-Prince.