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. Measured by the size of the country, earthquakes occur above average, but not excessively often.

Since 1950 more than 316000 people died by direct consequences of earthquakes. 1 earthquakes also caused a subsequent tsunami, which claimed further lifes and damages.

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Earthquakes in Haiti since 1950

The strongest earthquake in Haiti happened on 01/12/2010 in the region Port-Au-Prince with a magnitude of 7.0 on the Richter scale. The shifting of tectonic plates in a depth of 10 km resulted in 316000 deaths. The earthquake also triggered a tsunami with further victims and destructions.
DateRegionTiefeMagnitudeDeathsTotal damage
10/07/2018Port-Dex-Paix49 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. Foto taken from National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC, public domain).