Earthquakes in HaitiIn 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 318,200 people died by the direct consequences of earthquakes. There were 2 earthquakes that also caused a subsequent tsunami, which claimed further lives, and cause additional damage.
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Most recent eventsThis 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 11 am UTC.
- Feb. 1, 6:11 amMagnitude 5.0: 32 km south-southeast of Matanzas, Dominican Republic at a depth of 45.10 km.
Earthquakes in Haiti since 1950The strongest earthquake in Haiti happened on 08/14/2021 in the Haiti region 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, leading to further victims and destruction.
|03/02/1994||Saint-Louis Du Nord||3 km||5.4||4|
These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Data have been summarized and translated.