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Strong quake hits Haiti: US geologists

world Updated: Jan 20, 2010 17:17 IST

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A strong earthquake measuring 6.1 on the moment magnitude scale hit Haiti early on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake struck 59 kilometers (36 miles) west of the capital Port-au-Prince, which was razed eight days ago by the 7.0 quake that is thought to have killed 100,000 to 200,000 people.

Wednesday's quake was initially measured at 6.0.

It struck at a depth of 9.9 kilometers (6.2 miles) at 6:03am (1103 GMT).