M 5.3 in Haiti on 24 Jan 2022 13:16 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 1307299
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.3M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 18.4723 , -73.3346
Event Date: 24 Jan 2022 13:16 UTC
24 Jan 2022 08:16 Local
Exposed Population: About 63000 people in MMI
60 thousand (in MMI>=VII)
Inserted at: 24 Jan 2022 13:50 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
7.4 (Haiti)


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GDACS score
NEIC 2.9 2.9
us7000gek3 Scaled population (raster) 3.65  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.27  
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Haiti - Earthquake (ECHO 25 Jan 2022)Tue, 25 Jan 2022 11:28

  • An earthquake event of magnitude 5.3 (US Geological Survey) at a depth of 10 km occurred on 24 January at 13.16 UTC in Nippes Department (south-western Haiti). The epicentre was approximately 4 km south of Anse-à-Veau Commune. 
  • Several aftershocks were recorded in the area, of which one of magnitude 5.1 occurred on 24 January at 14.06 UTC off the coast of Anse-à-Veau Commune.
  • According to UN OCHA, at least two people died in Fonds-des-Nègres Commune and 52 others were injured. Approximately 190 houses were destroyed and more than 590 were damaged, affecting 834 families. 
  • USGS PAGER estimates that up to 75,000 people were exposed to very strong shaking, and up to 114,000 to strong shaking caused by the main event.
  • Southern Haiti, including Nippes Department, was severely affected by a magnitude 7.2 earthquake, which occurred on 14 August 2021.
Detailed event map. European Union, 2022. 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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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (48), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),