A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.9 hit Nord-Ouest, Haiti at 00:11 UTC on October 7 killing at least 11 people and injuring hundreds.
The quake struck at a depth of 11.7 km (7.3 miles) near the northernmost tip of Haiti late on Saturday, causing damage to buildings, including an auditorium and hospital.
There are approx 2,229,000 people living within 100 km (62 miles).
Some 50,000 people are estimated to have felt strong shaking, 310,000 moderate, 3,785,000 light and 21,861,000 weak.
— Spiffy Trend (@TrendSpiffy) October 7, 2018
At 03:00 UTC (23:00 LT), authorities confirmed 11 deaths and hundreds injured.
The recent global seismic and volcanic uptick is likely attributed to the drop-off in solar activity, and the increase in Galactic Cosmic Rays penetrating silica-rich magma.
Check out this link for more info: https://principia-scientific.org/do-cosmic-rays-trigger-earthquakes-volcanic-eruptions/
GSM = influx of GCRs = uptick in Seismic and Volcanic activity