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HaitiEarthquake (Response Event) - 7.2 - 13 Km Sse Of Petit Trou De Nippes, HaitiHazard BriefHAZARD 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 7.2 at a depth of 10.0 km (6.21 miles) has occurred at 13 km SSE of Petit Trou de Nippes, Haiti, as reported by the National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) of the USGS on August 14, 2021, 16:02:56 GMT. Preliminary analysis indicates that this is a very strong earthquake, and 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 245.0 km (152.24 miles) from the epicenter. It is estimated that 11.4 Million people, 2.45 Million households, and $38.1 Billion (USD) of infrastructure* are concentrated within this radius. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available by official sources. Epicenter: Latitude: 18.4079, Longitude: -73.4753 *The cost represents the total replacement value of the infrastructure.

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HaitiEarthquake (Response Event) - 7.2 - 13 Km Sse Of Petit Trou De Nippes, HaitiHazard BriefHAZARD BRIEF

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 at a depth of 10.0 km (6.21 miles) has occurred at 13 km SSE of Petit Trou de Nippes, Haiti, as reported by the National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) of the USGS on August 14, 2021, 16:02:56 GMT. Preliminary analysis indicates that this is a very strong earthquake, and 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 245.0 km (152.24 miles) from the epicenter. It is estimated that 11.4 Million people, 2.45 Million households, and $38.1 Billion (USD) of infrastructure* are concentrated within this radius. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available by official sources. Epicenter: Latitude: 18.4079, Longitude: -73.4753 *The cost represents the total replacement value of the infrastructure.