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The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 5.9 earthquake has shaken northwestern Haiti. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The quake was centered about 12 miles west-northwest of Ti Port-de-Paix off Haiti’s north coast.

The quake damaged the facade of a church in Plaisance, and a house next door collapsed, according to Reuters, which cited a Twitter report from a journalist with the Haitian newspaper Le Nouvelliste.

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The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 5.9 earthquake has shaken northwestern Haiti. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The quake was centered about 12 miles west-northwest of Ti Port-de-Paix off Haiti’s north coast.

The quake damaged the facade of a church in Plaisance, and a house next door collapsed, according to Reuters, which cited a Twitter report from a journalist with the Haitian newspaper Le Nouvelliste.

I've seen several reports like this, but nothing specific to the Labadee area. We will probably have to wait until the next ship visits or Royal releases a statement.

 

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You can check out the USGS shakemap here. Labadee is in the 3.5 MMI zone which is considered very weak shaking. Short answer, I'm sure everything is fine.

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We live here in Haiti. Labadee is quite close to Haiti and it’s in an area we are hearing of damage. But I don’t think it will effect any cruises. At least two comfirmed dead. But it happened in the evening and will need to wait till am to assess all the damage.

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Wow Dawn! You moved from Pennsylvania to Haiti? That is quite an extreme relocation. :D

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We live here in Haiti. Labadee is quite close to Haiti and it’s in an area we are hearing of damage. But I don’t think it will effect any cruises. At least two comfirmed dead. But it happened in the evening and will need to wait till am to assess all the damage.
I thought Labadee was in Haiti? Hope and prayers to those affected.

 

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We live here in Haiti. Labadee is quite close to Haiti and it’s in an area we are hearing of damage. But I don’t think it will effect any cruises. At least two comfirmed dead. But it happened in the evening and will need to wait till am to assess all the damage.

Isn't Labadee in Haiti?

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I have no knowledge of the current situation however when the last quake hit, Royal Caribbean provided pallets and pallets of supplies for the Haitians. We were on the first Freedom cruise ( I think it was the first for royal ) that returned to Labade after the quake. The entire dock was filled with pallets of water, beds, and medical supplies. We saw UN trucks pick up the supplies and then drive them through the compound into the country.

 

In fact, I took some pictures of the pallets on the dock. A few cruises later the hotel director talked about how Royal Caribbean was helping the Haitians after the quake. I spoke to the HD and told him I had pictures of the pallets on the dock. I sent him the pictures and then on a later freedom cruise saw that he had incorporated our photo into his presentation.

 

Back to your original question, I pray for the victims of the quake.

 

M

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Yes. It’s a peninsula on the north shore.

That's what I thought. Someone had stated that it's close to Haiti.

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That's what I thought. Someone had stated that it's close to Haiti.

 

Post #5...and they stated they live there in Haiti.

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Post #5...and they stated they live there in Haiti.

 

Indeed they did. I'm a bit confused by that post.

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We live here in Haiti. Labadee is quite close to Haiti and it’s in an area we are hearing of damage. But I don’t think it will effect any cruises. At least two comfirmed dead. But it happened in the evening and will need to wait till am to assess all the damage.

 

How long have you lived in Haiti? Labadee has always been a part of Haiti not unless it somehow got chopped off.

 

Mike had a military coworker that was killed in the Hotel Montana during the 2010 earthquake. My hopes and thoughts go out to all involved in the horrible situation.

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How long have you lived in Haiti? Labadee has always been a part of Haiti not unless it somehow got chopped off.

 

Hmmm...maybe the earthquake broke off the small peninsula and sent it floating out to sea. ;) ;p

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We are sailing out on Saturday and have Labadee on our itinerary. I wonder when RCI will make a statement?

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From the USGS map, it appears that the epicenter of the earthquake was 50 miles west northwest of Labadee.

 

Theron

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We are sailing out on Saturday and have Labadee on our itinerary. I wonder when RCI will make a statement?

 

Us also..Waiting to see if the make the stop there this week..

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Its amazing how reality sets in, we were just there on Friday. A group of us also donated thru Royal when the last quake hit. They helped with the relief efforts and gave us internal contacts to help with our donations. We sailed out of Bayonne and managed to get 3 pallets of supplies together. Our thoughts and Prayers.

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