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Haiti earthquake news today – Tsunami warning after huge quake hits, shaking Dominican Republic, as deaths confirmed

‘THOUSANDS OF FATALITIES’

USGS has estimated “thousands of fatalities” and “tens of thousands of injuries in poor mountainous communities.”

“High casualties are probable and the disaster is likely widespread,” a statement from the agency released around an hour after the quake said.

“Past events with this alert level have required a national or international level response.”

Jerry Chandler, Haiti’s director of civil protection, confirmed deaths had occurred but said he doesn’t “yet have an exact toll.”

“We’re still collecting information,” he told AFP.

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