UN: 2 Killed in Quake Collapse in Northern Haiti

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - A U.N. spokesman says a small earthquake in northern Haiti has collapsed an apartment building and killed two people.

Residents say the tremor struck Haiti's second-largest city of Cap-Haitien early Sunday.

U.N. spokesman Louicius Eugene says five people were pulled out of the rubble but two died. The other three were taken to a hospital.

Haitian police, civil protection authorities and U.N. peacekeepers are searching for more survivors.

The U.S. Geological Survey has no record of the earthquake. Geophysicist Jessica Sigala said Sunday that the agency would have registered any quake of magnitude 4.5 or greater in Haiti.

Cap-Haitien lies on the fault line that produced three moderate earthquakes in Cuba on Saturday. It was not affected by the Jan. 12 earthquake that struck Port-au-Prince.

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