M 7.2 in Haiti on 14 Aug 2021 12:29 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake can have a high humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID EQ 1281677
Earthquake Magnitude: 7.2M
Glide number: EQ-2021-000116-HTI
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 18.4079 , -73.4753
Event Date: 14 Aug 2021 12:29 UTC
14 Aug 2021 08:29 Local
Exposed Population: About 31000 people in MMI IX
960 thousand (in MMI>=VII)
Inserted at: 14 Aug 2021 16:07 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 7.4 (Haiti)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 4.3 0.2 4.3
us6000f65h Scaled population (raster) 5.67 Max wave alert 0.2m  
  C1 shakemap -0.59 Max wave realtime 0.2m  
  C2 shakemap 0.53      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 1.27      
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Haiti - Earthquake, update (ECHO 23 Aug 2021)Mon, 23 Aug 2021 16:33

  • The Haitian Civil Protection reports 2,207 fatalities following the earthquake of 14 August. In addition, 344 people are still missing, more than 12,200 have been injured and at least 130,000 houses have been damaged or destroyed.
  • The EU Copernicus Emergency Mapping Service was activated to support the damage assessment () and 16 maps have been produced so far.
  • As of 23 August, response within the framework of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism consists of a water purification team with equipment (France), medical equipment, medicines, water purification plant, tarpaulins and kitchen sets (Spain), offshore vessel for sea transport and medical evacuation (Netherlands), family tents and structural tents (Sweden) and a telecommunication module (Luxembourg).
  • The EU Civil Protection Team is on the ground supporting the authorities and facilitating the coordination of the EU assistance.
Haiti - Earthquake, update (ECHO 20 Aug 2021)Fri, 20 Aug 2021 13:01

  • The death toll following the earthquake of 14 August has raised to 2,189 people while 332 are still missing, and more than 12,200 have been injured, as reported by the Haitian Civil Protection.
  • At least 52,000 houses have been destroyed and more than 77,000 damaged.
  • On 16 August, DG ECHO mobilised €3 million in emergency humanitarian funding to address the most urgent needs of the affected population.
  • On 16 August, the Government of Haiti sent a request for international assistance to the EU Delegation in Port-au-Prince. France, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden have already offered in-kind assistance via the Union Civil Protection Mechanism. An EU Civil Protection Team was deployed to support the national authorities and coordinate the incoming EU assistance. The mission will be supported by a Technical Assistance and Support Team from the Swedish Civil Protection (MSB).
  • The EU Copernicus Emergency Mapping Service was activated to support the damage assessment () and 14 maps have been produced so far. 
Haiti - Earthquake, update (ECHO 18 Aug 2021)Wed, 18 Aug 2021 17:12

  • At least 2,000 fatalities and 9,900 injuries have been reported by the Haitian Civil Protection Agency following the 7.2 M earthquake of 14 August in the Nippes Department. In Sud Department, 1,597 people have died, 205 in Grand’Anse, 137 in Nippes and two in Nord-Ouest.
  • On 16 August, Haiti requested assistance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism for emergency medical teams, water health and sanitation (WASH) needs and shelter items. 
  • An EU Civil Protection Team (EUCPT) consisting of 12 emergency management experts and two Liaison Officers from the Emergency Response Coordination Centre () will deploy to support the national authorities and coordinate EU assistance in response to the quake. The mission will be supported by a Technical Assistance and Support Team (TAST) from Swedish Civil Protection ().
  • On 16 August, the European Commission announced EUR 3 milion in immediate humanitarian financing to support its partners in their response to the disaster. 
  • The EU Copernicus Emergency Mapping Service was activated to support the damage assessment () and six maps have been produced. 
Haiti - Earthquake, update (ECHO 17 Aug 2021)Tue, 17 Aug 2021 15:56

  • The Haitian Civil Protection Agency reports 1,419 fatalities after the 7.2 M earthquake in Nippes Department (southern Haiti) on 14 August. The Department most affected is Sud with 1,133 fatalities, followed by Grand Anse (162), Nippes (122) and Nord Ouest (2).
  • In addition, more than 6,900 people have been injured and more than 83,000 houses damaged or destroyed. The passage of Tropical Cyclone GRACE is complicating rescue efforts and the situation of those that have been displaced.
  • On 16 August, Haiti requested assistance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism for emergency medical teams, water health and sanitation (WASH) needs and shelter items.
  • The EU Copernicus emergency satelite mapping service was activated to support the damage assessment () and six maps have been produced so far.
Haiti - Earthquake, update (ECHO 16 Aug 2021)Mon, 16 Aug 2021 16:17

  • The number of casualties has risen following the 7.2 M earthquake in Nippes Department (southern Haiti) on 14 August at 12.29 UTC.
  • According to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and Haiti's Civil Protection agency (DGPC) at least 800 people have died, 2,800 others have been injured and 6,300 families affected. In addition, more than 12,200 houses have been destroyed or damaged. Figures are likely to increase significantly in the coming hours and days. Search and rescue operations areongoing. 
  • Tropical storm GRACE is moving west-northwest over the northern Caribbean Sea and will cross southern Haiti this evening bringing heavy rain and strong winds over the next 24 hours.
  • The EU Copernicus Emergency Mapping Service was activated to support the damage assessment () and six maps have been produced so far.

 

Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

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Environment Anger and despair rise in Haiti, one week after devastatin ... 2021-08-21T12:29+0200.

MARCELINE, Haiti, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Tensions in Haiti were rising on Saturday, one week after a devastating earthquake that killed more than 2,000 people, as scant aid has arrived in the remote regions of the impoverished Caribbean nation
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Americas Hurricane Grace hits Mexico's Gulf coast 10:05 AM UTC2021-08-21T12:29+0200.

TECOLUTLA, Mexico, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Hurricane Grace barreled into the oil-producing Mexican state of Veracruz with howling winds on Saturday, threatening coastal areas with flooding from the ocean's storm surge. Grace was a Category 3 on
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Anger and despair rise in Haiti, one week after devastating quakeEnvir ... 2021-08-21T12:28+0200.

MARCELINE, Haiti, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Tensions in Haiti were rising on Saturday, one week after a devastating earthquake that killed more than 2,000 people, as scant aid has arrived in the remote regions of the impoverished Caribbean nation
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Hunger and destitution ends in fighting over aid distribution after la ... 2021-08-21T12:27+0200.

Frustration boiled over in Haiti on Friday as hungry and homeless people ransacked relief trucks. Many people have been left destitute after the earthquake last week that killed over 2,000 people, injured more than 12,000 and destroyed aro
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Mw 7.2 Earthquake and Tsunami in Haiti and Tropical Cyclone Grace - Situation Update #1

30/Aug/2021 09:53 UTC

The current report is a Situation Update, documenting the changes to the crisis situation that have been recorded since the previous Flash Report. In particular the report describs the situation just after the passage of GRACE Tropical Cyclone and his possible impact on the recovery actions

M7.2 Haiti EQ JRC Situation Report

15/Aug/2021 19:16 UTC

On August 14th 2021, 12:29 UTC (08:29 local time), a M 7.2 earthquake occurred in the Hispaniola island with an epicentre approximately 125 kilometres west of Port-au-Prince, 2 13 km south east of Petit Trou de Nippes (Nippes Department). Several aftershocks are occurring, worsening the situation. The population of the three most affected departments (Nippes, Grand'Anse and Sud) represents around 16% of the country's total population, estimated at 11.4 million.

Daily Maps:

27/Sep/2021 06:37 UTC

Daily Maps: Haiti - Earthquake

13/Sep/2021 06:09 UTC

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMSR (2), UNOSAT (1), EC-JRC (86), (3), NEIC (6), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (2), USGS (5), INFORM (4), NOAA (1),