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Earthquake - 5.8 - 12 Km Nne Of Chardonnière, HaitiHazard Brief

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Pacific Disaster Center

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Natural Disasters

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Earthquake, disaster, Haiti

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 at a depth of 12.04 km (7.48 miles) has occurred at 12 km NNE of Chardonnière, Haiti, as reported by the National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) of the USGS on August 15, 2021, 03:44:05 GMT. Preliminary analysis indicates that this is a moderate earthquake, but it is very shallow (shallower quakes generally tend to be more damaging than deeper quakes.) Based on the preliminary data, earthquakes of this depth and magnitude are expected to result in moderate to severe shaking within 80.0 km (49.71 miles) from the epicenter. It is estimated that 1.28 Million people, 274,054 households, and $3.13 Billion (USD) of infrastructure* are concentrated within this radius. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available by official sources. Epicenter: Latitude: 18.3711, Longitude: -74.0992 *The cost represents the total replacement value of the infrastructure.

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Earthquake - 5.8 - 12 Km Nne Of Chardonnière, HaitiHazard Brief

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 at a depth of 12.04 km (7.48 miles) has occurred at 12 km NNE of Chardonnière, Haiti, as reported by the National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) of the USGS on August 15, 2021, 03:44:05 GMT. Preliminary analysis indicates that this is a moderate earthquake, but it is very shallow (shallower quakes generally tend to be more damaging than deeper quakes.) Based on the preliminary data, earthquakes of this depth and magnitude are expected to result in moderate to severe shaking within 80.0 km (49.71 miles) from the epicenter. It is estimated that 1.28 Million people, 274,054 households, and $3.13 Billion (USD) of infrastructure* are concentrated within this radius. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available by official sources. Epicenter: Latitude: 18.3711, Longitude: -74.0992 *The cost represents the total replacement value of the infrastructure.