At least 10 people died when an earthquake struck northern Haiti on Saturday.

Iran Press/America: A moderate but close to strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck close to the northwest tip of Haiti, leaving 10 people dead, according to a Reuters report.

The earthquake struck some 20 kilometers west-northwest of the port of Port-de-Paix.

Haitian journalist Frantz Duval reported on Twitter that the earthquake had damaged the facade of a church in Plaisance and caused a house next door to collapse.

Jackson Hilaire, the police chief for the northwest region, reported seven people died in Port-de-Paix, the northern town near the epicenter, while Interior Minister Reynaldo Brunet reported another three people had died further south in the town of Gros-Morne, according to Reuters.

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