(CMR) On Monday, Haiti was struck by a 5.3 magnitude earthquake and a series of smaller tremors that killed two people and injured dozens of school children. Nearly 800 homes were damaged or destroyed, causing panicked residents to flood into the streets.
The 5.3 magnitude quake occurred at 8:16 a.m. and was followed by a magnitude 5.1 quake nearly an hour later.
Both were centered on Haiti's southern peninsula, west of the capital, Port-au-Prince, according to the US Geological Survey.
The quakes struck just six months after a major tremor killed more than 2,000 people in the same region. Also, earlier this month, the nation marked the 12th anniversary of a magnitude-7 earthquake that struck Haiti, killing more than 200,000 people in 2010.