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Tremblement de terre à Port-au-Prince : ce que l’on sait

Ce samedi, plusieurs utilisateurs des réseaux sociaux publiaient avoir ressenti deux légères secousses sismiques vers 4h15 PM. Immédiatement contacté, l’ingénieur et lanceur d’alerte Claude Preptit a été en mesure de confirmer qu’effectivement, il y a eu tremblement de terre.

S’il ne pouvait en dire plus, l’observatoire des secousses sismiques du gouvernement américain (US Geological Survey) a rapidement publié un bulletin sur l’évènement.

D’après ses données : le tremblement de terre est de magnitude 4.3 sur l’echelle de Richter. Il est d’une profondeur de 15.7 km. Son épicentre se situe à 11km de Thomonde (Centre), une région non connue comme zone à risque sismique.. Lire la suite sur LoopHaiti.com

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Finding a personal injury lawyer may not always be easy, but these tips may point people in the right direction.

Whether people are driving to a job in the Chicago area, shopping at a mall or are just using a commercial product, they can become injured due to the actions of another party. A drunk driver, a store owner who failed to warn of a slippery surface or a company that sold a faulty design could be found responsible for the victim’s medical bills, lost wages and other damages. However, without the right lawyer, injured victims may have a hard time obtaining the compensation the law entitles them to. Choosing a lawyer is often easier said than done though, because there are so many out there.

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