PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Two aftershocks has again rattled Haiti’s capital, sending rescue teams scrambling off precarious piles of rubble and already traumatized residents fleeing into the streets yet again.
There are no immediate reports of damage from either temblor. The U.S. Geological Survey has given a preliminary magnitude estimate of 4.9 for one that hit at 11:45 a.m. (1645 GMT) Thursday.
Haiti has been hit by at least 50 aftershocks of magnitude 4.5 or greater since the Jan. 12 quake that devastated the capital.
None has caused significant damage, but they have hampered relief efforts and added to a sense of doom among the shellshocked populace.