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Haiti hit with 5.9 magnitude earthquake

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Thousands of people along Haiti’s north coast dragged mattresses and chairs outside Monday, fearing new aftershocks after a 5.9 earthquake killed at least 12 and injured 188 over the weekend.

Many wondered how they were going to rebuild from Saturday night’s quake and a strong 5.2 magnitude aftershock on Sunday that had residents in the coastal city of Port-de-Paix and elsewhere worried about returning to their cracked cinderblock homes for fear they would collapse.

Aftershocks caused panic on streets where emergency teams were providing relief to victims after cinderblock homes and rickety buildings toppled in several cities. The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of the aftershock was located 9.8 miles (15.8 kilometers) north-northwest of Port-de-Paix.(AP) 

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Sr Maryse Alsaint walks alongside a school damaged by a magnitude 5.9 earthquake the night before, in Gros Morne, Haiti, Oct. 7, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP)


Residents set up a tent to sleep after a magnitude 5.9 earthquake the night before in Port-de-Paix, Haiti, Oct. 7, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP)


People injured in an earthquake that hit northern Haiti late on Saturday, are being looked after in a tent, in Port-de-Paix, Haiti, Oct. 7, 2018. (Photo: Ricardo Rojas/AP)


Residents stand looking at a collapsed school damaged by a magnitude 5.9 earthquake the night before, in Gros Morne, Haiti, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP)


A bed is covered in rubble caused by a magnitude 5.9 earthquake the night before, in Gros Morne, Haiti, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP)


Haitian people collect metal on Oct. 7, 2018 in Gros Morne, Haiti, from the destroyed auditorium, after the earthquake that struck north of Haiti, on Oct. 6, 2018. (Photo: Hector Retamal AFP/Getty Images)


Residents walk past a school damaged by a magnitude 5.9 earthquake the night before, in Gros Morne, Haiti, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP)


Sr Maryse Alsaint walks alongside a school damaged by a magnitude 5.9 earthquake the night before, in Gros Morne, Haiti, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP)


Residents look at a home damaged by a magnitude 5.9 earthquake the night before, in Gros Morne, Haiti, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP)


Marcorel Maurice stands inside his home damaged by a magnitude 5.9 earthquake the night before, in Gros Morne, Haiti, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP)


A bed is covered by rubble from a wall that collapsed during a magnitude 5.9 earthquake the night before, in Gros Morne, Haiti, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP)


Cracks are seen in the facade of a home damaged by a magnitude 5.9 earthquake the night before, in Gros Morne, Haiti, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP)


Haitian people collect metal on Oct. 7, 2018 in Gros Morne, Haiti, from the destroyed auditorium, after the earthquake that struck north of Haiti, on Oct. 6, 2018. (Photo: Hector Retamal AFP/Getty Images)


Map showing the epicenter of a magnitude 5.9 earthquake in Haiti. (Map: AP)