New 6.1-quake hits Haiti, people flee into streets

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - A strong earthquake has hit Haiti,
shaking buildings and sending people running into the streets.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the 6.1 magnitude tremblor hit at 6:03 a.m. (1103 GMT) Wednesday about 35 miles (56 kilometers) northwest of the capital of Port-au-Prince.

It says the quake struck at a depth of 13.7 miles (22 kilometers).

AP reporters in the Haitian capital say the temblor sent scores
of people fleeing into the streets.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the earthquake was
located too far inland to generate any tidal waves in the
Caribbean.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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