By Melissa LinsleyPublished Aug 09, 2018 10:01:22When the first quake hit in Haitian on Friday, it was the biggest in nearly three decades and the deadliest to hit the island.
The quake’s epicenter was in the village of Makalani on the western tip of the island of Maui.
The epicenter is more than 100 kilometers (62 miles) west of Honolulu.
Haitian President Maxime Bernier was in Hawaii to meet with the country’s leaders, as well as with the US, and he said the government will continue to assist the country with relief efforts.
“We’re going to continue to try and help,” he said.
“The government is doing everything they can.”
The quake occurred when a series of quakes was felt in Hawaii, and the first two were in the central parts of the state, and were followed by three more.
The largest was a 6.3 magnitude quake on Maui on Aug. 4, which was followed by a 6 magnitude earthquake on the island the next day, which caused the death of four people.
The third quake, which killed one person, occurred on Aug 7 near Honolulu.
Bernier said the country is now working to ensure the health of the people who live in the affected areas.
“What I’m saying is, the more you’re aware, the less you’re concerned, the better you’re able to prepare for any eventuality,” he told reporters after a meeting with the U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson.
The U.N. has declared a state of emergency for a third of the country.
Some local governments have also declared emergency.
The quake caused power outages and widespread damage.
There was no immediate word on injuries.
Hainan University professor Jiao Wang told Reuters news agency that after the earthquake the school was closed and students were forced to remain home.
“The school is very small.
The dormitories are very small and the classrooms are very tiny.
There’s only about a thousand people in the school,” she said.
A total of eight people were killed and 14 injured in the quake, the Uyghur Information Center reported.
More than 3,000 people were injured in a series at a factory in the town of Kailua in central Hainan province.
The earthquake was the first in three months in the northern part of the archipelago, which is home to some 5 million people.
More earthquakes are expected over the next few months.