Haiti's most recent earthquake was 7.2 magnitude, whereas the 2010 quake was a 7.0 magnitude tremor.
Heartbreaking images out of Haiti show the destruction and devastation after Aug. 14's powerful earthquake, which leveled thousands of homes and left roughly 1,300 people dead.
Some news reports and social media posts claim this quake was even stronger than the one that hit Haiti in 2010 along the same fault line, killing close to 300 thousand people. It’s widely considered the worst natural disaster in the nation’s history.
Was the Aug. 14 earthquake in Haiti more powerful than the one that hit the country in 2010?
Yes, the Aug. 14, 2021 earthquake in Haiti was twice as strong as the quake in 2010.
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