Medical facilities were also affected.
Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry said he would declare a state of emergency.
“We are going to take the necessary measures to help people who suffered as a result of the earthquake. We must show great solidarity towards the emergency situation. The government will declare a state of emergency. We will act promptly,” he wrote on Twitter.
An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 was recorded off the coast of Haiti earlier on Saturday. The epicenter of the tremors was located eight kilometers north of the small village of Petit-Trou-de-Nippes.
Later, a series of new tremors with a magnitude of up to 5.2 occurred.
Initially, a tsunami threat was declared, but then it was removed.
As the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) noted, based on the analysis of data on population density, earthquake resistance of buildings, and the study of the consequences of similar disasters, thousands of residents of the country could have died.