2018 Haiti earthquake

5.9 magnitude earthquake in Port-de-Paix, Haiti

On October 6, 2018, at approximately 19:11, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck 19 km northwest of Port-de-Paix, Haiti.[2] The earthquake killed at least 12 people, and shaking was felt as far away as Port-au-Prince.[3]

2018 Haiti earthquake
2018 Haiti earthquake is located in Haiti
2018 Haiti earthquake
UTC time2018-10-07 00:11:49
ISC event612859364
USGS-ANSSComCat
Local dateOctober 6, 2018 (2018-10-06)
Local time19:11:49 (UTC−05:00)
Magnitude5.9 Mww
Depth24.0 km (15 mi)
Epicenter20°02′28″N 72°58′30″W / 20.041°N 72.975°W / 20.041; -72.975Coordinates: 20°02′28″N 72°58′30″W / 20.041°N 72.975°W / 20.041; -72.975
Areas affectedHaiti, Dominican Republic
Max. intensityV (Moderate)
TsunamiNo
Aftershocks2
Casualties
  • 18 dead
  • 548 injured[1]

The earthquake was the strongest to hit Haiti since January 12, 2010.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (October 20, 2018). "Haiti: 2018 earthquake Situation report No.4" (PDF). Retrieved October 28, 2018.
  2. "Earthquake Event Page". USGS. October 7, 2018. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  3. Mackie, Thomas (October 7, 2018). "Haiti earthquake: Port-au-Prince SHAKES as 5.8 magnitude quake rocks ring of fire island | World | News | Express.co.uk". Express. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  4. Evans, Natalie (October 7, 2018). "Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes Haiti causing injuries". Mirror. Retrieved October 7, 2018.