A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Saturday morning, according to the US Seismological Center, US media reported.
The earthquake was felt throughout the country, and material damage was recorded in the cities of Jeremy and De Caye, according to scenes filmed by witnesses in the southwest of the island.
The US Tsunami Warning System warned of the possibility of a tsunami after the earthquake in Haiti, which measured more than 7 on the Richter scale.
It is reported that Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henri announced that the government plans to create conditions for holding elections in the country as soon as possible..
Henry said in a speech, “The task of this government is to create the conditions for holding the elections as quickly as possible,” without revealing a specific date.
The Haitian authorities had announced, in the wake of the assassination of President Jovenel Moise in an armed attack on his headquarters on July 7, that the parliamentary and presidential elections scheduled for next September would take place on time..
It is noteworthy that Ariel Henry assumed the position of Prime Minister on July 20, after settling differences over the leadership of the government, which was shrouded in ambiguity after the assassination of President Moyes, as he decided to appoint Henry as a new prime minister a day before his assassination, and the official decree in this regard was not published..
Former Prime Minister Claude Joseph was performing the duties of head of government until the dispute was settled.