Haiti

Situation Report #3 - Haiti Earthquake (as of 5:00 PM on 18 August, 2021)

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SITUATION OVERVIEW

  • A 7.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded on Saturday 14 August at around 0830h, in the southern region of the country. The epicenter was located 13 km to the South-South-East of Petit Trou de Nippes, in the departments of Nippes, Grand'Anse and Sud, at a depth of 10 km.
  • The Departments of Nippes, Grand'Anse and Sud have a combined population representing around 16% of the country's total population, which is estimated at 11.4 million.
  • Prime Minister Ariel Henry declared a one-month National State of Emergency.
  • Tropical Depression Grace passed over Haiti on Monday 16 August 2021 resulting in flooding and landslides.