Haiti got hit hard with a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in the local morning hours. Hundreds have been reported dead, and there are also reports of thousands injured by the devastating earthquake. This earthquake was more powerful than the earthquake that destroyed Haiti in 2010.

The epicenter of the earthquake was in Petit Trou de Nippes. Currently, phone lines are down in this city, and no immediate news has surfaced. Reports that have come in from other areas report almost 900 homes destroyed and over 700 buildings damaged. Multiple public structures such as hospitals, schools, hotels, and churches have reported damage or collapse.