A 4.9 magnitude earthquake rocked Haiti’s southern region early Tuesday morning (June 6), killing at least three people and injuring several others.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake occurred shortly after 5 am local time, about five miles from Les Abricots, west of the city of Jeremie. The earthquake had a dept of six miles.
The three people who died were reportedly found under a collapsed house by rescuers Frankel Maginaire with Haiti’s Civil Protection Agency in Jeremie told the Associates Press.
Haiti is also recovering from flooding due to torrential rains that have left at least 42 people dead over the past couple of days and dozens more missing and injured, officials said on Monday.
Over 13,600 homes are also listed as flooded.