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Earthquakes in Port au Prince 2010, Haiti

Earthquakes in Haiti

In Haiti there are partly large earthquakes with strengths of more than 7.0, which cause damages within a radius of over 100 kilometers. Due to the special tectonic situation of the country, there are more earthquakes than average.

Since 1950 more than 318200 people died by direct consequences of earthquakes. 2 earthquakes also caused a subsequent tsunami, which claimed further lifes and damages.

Other natural hazards in Haiti:
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Most recent events

This list includes the strongest earthquakes recorded in or around Haiti by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in the past 14 days. Whether an event is listed here depends largely on its magnitude, but also on its distance from inhabited areas. All data refer to the local time. This page is updated daily at 11am UTC.

  • May 9, 12:45 pm
    Magnitude 4.3: 3 km north-northwest of Baradères at a depth of 10 km.

Earthquakes in Haiti since 1950

Earthquakes in Port au Prince 2010, HaitiThe strongest earthquake in Haiti happened on 08/14/2021 in the region Haiti with a magnitude of 7.2 on the Richter scale. The shifting of tectonic plates in a depth of 10 km resulted in 2248 deaths. The earthquake also triggered a tsunami with further victims and destructions.
DateRegionDepthMagnitudeDeathsTotal damage
01/24/2022Nippes10 km5.32
08/14/2021Haiti10 km7.22248
10/07/2018Port-Dex-Paix24 km5.918
01/12/2010Port-Au-Prince10 km7.0316000
03/02/1994Saint-Louis Du Nord3 km5.44
01/25/1953Haiti 5.72


These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Several data have been summarized and translated.
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