M 5.9 in Haiti on 07 Oct 2018 00:11 UTC
Shakemap
Tsunami

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.9M
Depth: 11.74 Km
Lat/Lon: 20.0412 , -72.975
Event Date: 07 Oct 2018 00:11 UTC
06 Oct 2018 20:11 Local
Exposed Population: About 55000 people in MMI
2290000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000h8an
Inserted at: 07 Oct 2018 01:25 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 7.4 (Haiti)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0.5 0.5
us1000h8an Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.27  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1230804 2.6 07 Oct 2018 00:11 5.9M, 15.26km 5.89 2.3 million (in 100km) 00:19 NEIC
1230813 0.5 07 Oct 2018 00:11 5.9M, 11.74km 4.94 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 01:13 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Haiti ,of Artibonite (population 961,447) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
70000 people
no people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
2 0.5 1230813 20.013/-73.006 5.9 15.26 5.89 07 Oct 2018 01:25 01:13 (new episode)
3 0.7 1230813 20.041/-72.975 5.9 11.74 6.53 07 Oct 2018 01:28 01:16 (upd of #2)
4 0.7 1230813 20.041/-72.975 5.9 11.74 6.53 07 Oct 2018 02:15 02:03 (upd of #3)
5 0.5 1230813 20.034/-73.012 5.9 24 5.02 10 Oct 2018 00:58 3d 00:46 (upd of #4)
6 0.5 1230813 20.027/-73.016 5.9 24 4.94 10 Oct 2018 02:38 3d 02:26 (upd of #5)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Nord-Ouest Haiti 31000 people
Nord-Ouest Haiti 480000 people
Artibonite Haiti 1000000 people
Nord Haiti 680000 people
Nord-Est Haiti 79000 people
Bahamas Bahamas <1000 people
Centre Haiti 30000 people
Monte Cristi Dominican Republic 6200 people
Dajabon Dominican Republic <1000 people
Santiago Dominican Republic 530000 people
La Vega Dominican Republic 4100 people
Espaillat Dominican Republic 6100 people
Artibonite Haiti 510000 people
Nord Haiti 210000 people
Nord-Est Haiti 290000 people
Bahamas Bahamas <1000 people
Centre Haiti 600000 people
Ouest Haiti 2.7 million people
Guantanamo Cuba 330000 people
Monte Cristi Dominican Republic 120000 people
Dajabon Dominican Republic 54000 people
Santiago Rodrigu Dominican Republic 70000 people
La Estrelleta Dominican Republic 34000 people
Grand Anse Haiti 120000 people
Puerto Plata Dominican Republic 26000 people
Sud-Est Haiti <1000 people
San Juan Dominican Republic 50000 people
Sud Haiti 130000 people
Independencia Dominican Republic 1500 people
Valverde Dominican Republic 160000 people
Santiago Dominican Republic 330000 people
Baoruco Dominican Republic 6700 people
Guantanamo Bay United States no people
Turks & Caicos Is. Turks and Caicos Islands 2200 people
La Vega Dominican Republic 53000 people
Azua Dominican Republic 2800 people
Espaillat Dominican Republic 170000 people
Salcedo Dominican Republic <1000 people
Peravia Dominican Republic 160000 people
Duarte Dominican Republic 2400 people
Maria Trinidad S Dominican Republic 6700 people
San Cristobal Dominican Republic 400000 people
Monte Plata Dominican Republic 92000 people
Distrito Nacional Dominican Republic 1.2 million people
Santo Domingo Dominican Republic 1.9 million people
Las Tunas Cuba 3800 people
San Pedro de Macor¡s Dominican Republic 18000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Gros Bassin Nord-Ouest Haiti Village - 22 km
Dupuis Nord-Ouest Haiti Village - 14 km
Port-de-Paix Nord-Ouest Haiti Village 34000 people 19 km
Voûte I'Église Nord-Ouest Haiti Village - 19 km
Fond Goriose Nord-Ouest Haiti Village - 22 km
Beau Champ Nord-Ouest Haiti Village - 25 km
La Croix Nord-Ouest Haiti Village - 25 km
Almaçenes Nord-Ouest Haiti Village - 28 km
Saint Louis du Nord Nord-Ouest Haiti Village - 29 km
Jean Rabel Nord-Ouest Haiti Village - 30 km
Aux Plains Nord-Ouest Haiti Village - 33 km
Sources Chaudes Artibonite Haiti Village - 45 km
Anse Rouge Artibonite Haiti Village - 46 km
Mole-Saint-Nicolas Nord-Ouest Haiti Village 3200 people 48 km
Baie-de-Henne Nord-Ouest Haiti Village 1700 people 49 km
Petit Bourg Nord Haiti Village - 50 km
Gros Morne Artibonite Haiti City - 51 km
Terre Neuve Artibonite Haiti Village - 53 km
Bombardopolis Nord-Ouest Haiti Village 1900 people 55 km
La Plateforme Nord-Ouest Haiti Village - 62 km
Limbé Nord Haiti City 32000 people 71 km
Gonaïves Artibonite Haiti City 74000 people 72 km
Plaisance Nord Haiti Village 4100 people 73 km
Cap-Haïtien Nord Haiti City 120000 people 87 km
Dessalines Artibonite Haiti Village 12000 people 99 km
Saint-Michel-de-l'Atalaye Artibonite Haiti Village - 100 km
Terrier Rouge Nord-Est Haiti Village - 116 km
Santiago Santiago Dominican Republic City 550000 people 246 km
Grande-Riviere-du-Nord Nord Haiti Village - 98 km
Saint-Marc Artibonite Haiti City 65000 people 107 km
Pignon Nord Haiti Village 6600 people 119 km
Petite-Riviere-De-LArtibonite Artibonite Haiti Village - 120 km
Verrettes Artibonite Haiti Village 48000 people 122 km
Évangéliste Ouest Haiti Village - 123 km
Pointe des Lataniers Ouest Haiti Village - 124 km
Gros Mangle Ouest Haiti Village - 125 km
Matthew Town Bahamas The Bahamas Village <1000 people 125 km
La Cayenne Ouest Haiti Village - 125 km
Maisí Guantánamo Cuba Village - 126 km
Nan Tida Ouest Haiti Village - 126 km
Nan Risque Ouest Haiti Village - 128 km
Platon Balais Ouest Haiti Village - 130 km
Étroits Ouest Haiti Village - 131 km
Gran Tierra Guantánamo Cuba Village - 132 km
Pepillo Salcedo Monti Cristi Dominican Republic City 3800 people 134 km
Grande Place Artibonite Haiti Village - 136 km
Trou Louis Ouest Haiti Village - 136 km
Montecristo Guantánamo Cuba Village - 136 km
Sabana Guantánamo Cuba Village - 137 km
Trou des Hommes Ouest Haiti Village - 138 km
Cerca Carvajal Centre Haiti Village - 139 km
Bouli Artibonite Haiti Village - 139 km
Nan-Mangot Ouest Haiti Village - 140 km
Monte Cristi Monti Cristi Dominican Republic City 17000 people 141 km
Nan Boeuf Haiti Village - 142 km
Quanaminthe Nord-Est Haiti City - 142 km
Hinche Centre Haiti City 18000 people 142 km
La Chapelle Artibonite Haiti Village - 143 km
Mont Organisé Nord-Est Haiti Village - 143 km
Jauco Guantánamo Cuba Village - 144 km
Dajabón Dajabón Dominican Republic City 16000 people 144 km
Boucan à Lait Ouest Haiti Village - 146 km
Arcahaie Ouest Haiti Village - 148 km
Mata Guantánamo Cuba Village - 148 km
Los Gallegos Guantánamo Cuba Village - 152 km
Restauración Dajabón Dominican Republic Village - 157 km
Sabanilla Guantánamo Cuba Village - 157 km
Boulaille Boeuf Centre Haiti Village - 158 km
Loma de Cabrera Dajabón Dominican Republic City 6600 people 158 km
Cajo Babo Guantanamo Cuba Village - 159 km
Los Manatiales Monti Cristi Dominican Republic Village - 159 km
Las Ciruelas Dajabón Dominican Republic Village - 159 km
Thomassique Centre Haiti Village 4900 people 160 km
Partido Dajabón Dominican Republic Village 2100 people 162 km
Mirebalais Centre Haiti Village 9000 people 163 km
Batea Guantánamo Cuba Village - 163 km
Baracoa Guantánamo Cuba City 47000 people 163 km
Lucas Evangelista de Peña Monti Cristi Dominican Republic City - 163 km
Paso de Toa Guantánamo Cuba Village - 169 km
Cayo Güín Guantánamo Cuba Village - 172 km
Imías Guantánamo Cuba Village - 174 km
Anse-à-Veau Grand Anse Haiti Village 1700 people 176 km
Mathon Grand Anse Haiti Village - 176 km
Carrefour Lundi Grand Anse Haiti Village - 177 km
L'Usine Grand Anse Haiti Village - 178 km
Miragoâne Grand Anse Haiti Village 6300 people 178 km
Grande Cayemite Grand Anse Haiti Village - 179 km
Port-au-Prince Ouest Haiti Capital 1.2 million people 179 km
Étroit Grand Anse Haiti Village - 181 km
Santiago Rodríguez Santiago Rodríguez Dominican Republic City - 182 km
Carrefour Moussignac Grand Anse Haiti Village - 184 km
Pétionville Ouest Haiti City 91000 people 184 km
Elías Piña La Estrelleta Dominican Republic Village - 185 km
Maizal Valverde Dominican Republic Village 3300 people 196 km
Quartier Sud Haiti Village - 197 km
Las Matas San Juan Dominican Republic Village - 201 km
Five Cays Settlements Turks and Caicos Islands Village - 205 km
Mao Valverde Dominican Republic City 47000 people 206 km
Caudère Sud Haiti Village - 214 km
Esperanza Valverde Dominican Republic Village 42000 people 214 km
Bauzan Sud Haiti Village - 218 km
Génères Sud Haiti Village - 221 km
San Carlos Guantanamo Cuba Village - 227 km
Jamaica Guantánamo Cuba Village - 228 km
Bottle Creek Turks and Caicos Islands Village - 229 km
Kew Turks and Caicos Islands Village - 231 km
Guantánamo Guantánamo Cuba City 260000 people 234 km
Moca Espaillat Dominican Republic City 62000 people 267 km
Las Calderas Peravia Dominican Republic Village - 330 km
Baní Peravia Dominican Republic City 58000 people 340 km
San Cristóbal San Cristóbal Dominican Republic City 110000 people 351 km
Batey Guanuma Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Village - 354 km
Bajos de Haina San Cristóbal Dominican Republic City 67000 people 358 km
Monte Plata Monte Plata Dominican Republic City 15000 people 362 km
Santo Domingo Distrito Nacional Dominican Republic Capital 2.2 million people 367 km
Byaguana Monte Plata Dominican Republic Village - 378 km
Guerra Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Village - 381 km
Los Llanos San Pedro de Macorís Dominican Republic Village 5400 people 398 km
Puerto Padre Las Tunas Cuba Village 75000 people 413 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Port-de-Paix PAX unknown 0 18 km
Cap Haitien CAP 5 Civ. Paved Yes 4900 88 km
Great Inagua IGA 2 Civ. Paved No 7000 127 km
Santiago Municipal STI 182 Civ. Paved Yes 5000 258 km
Punta de Maisi UMA unknown 0 125 km
Dajabon 63 Civ. Unpaved No 5500 145 km
Baracoa BCA 10 Civ. Paved Yes 6000 164 km
Mais Gate PAP 33 Civ. Paved Yes 9900 177 km
Bowen 32 0 177 km
Providenciales PLS 8 0 206 km
Les Cayes CYA 30 0 214 km
Guantanamo los Canos GAO 12 Civ. Paved Yes 8000 228 km
Herrera HEX 66 Civ. Paved Yes 4100 361 km
San Isidro AB 34 Mil. Paved No 7000 378 km

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country Distance
Port de Paiz Haiti 19 km
Cayman Brac Haiti 39 km
Gonaives HTGVS Haiti 72 km
Cap Haitien HTCAP Haiti 88 km
Saint Marc Haiti 107 km
Matthew Town The Bahamas 125 km
Fort Liberte HTFLI Haiti 127 km
Man Of War Bay The Bahamas 133 km
Manzanillo DOMAN Dominican Republic 134 km
Fond Mombin HTFOM Haiti 152 km
Baracoa CUBCA Cuba 163 km
Little Inagua Island The Bahamas 164 km
Miragoane HTMIR Haiti 177 km
Port-au-Prince HTPAP Haiti 178 km
Aquin Haiti 201 km
Rio Haina DOHAI Dominican Republic 359 km
Santo Domingo DOSDQ Dominican Republic 368 km

Dams

Intensity Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Bao Bao 1985 247 km
Tavera Yaque del Norte 1974 250 km

More information

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