2021 Haiti earthquake

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Aftermath of the earthquake

At 8:29:09 a.m. EDT on 14 August 2021, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit the Tiburon Peninsula in Haiti on the island of Hispaniola.[1]

It had a 10-kilometre (6.2 mi; 5.4 nmi)-deep hypocenter near Petit-Trou-de-Nippes. It happened about 150 kilometres (93 mi; 81 nmi) west of the capital, Port-au-Prince.[2][3] It caused tsunami warnings for the Haitian coast. Over 300 people died and at least 1,800 people were injured.[4] It is the deadliest earthquake of 2021.

Prime Minister Ariel Henry declared a state of emergency because of the large number of deaths and the severe damage.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "M 7.2 - 12 km NE of Saint-Louis du Sud, Haiti". earthquake.usgs.gov. Retrieved 14 August 2021.
  2. European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre. "Earthquake, Magnitude 7.2 - HAITI REGION - 2021 August 14, 12:29:09 UTC". EMSC-CSEM. Retrieved 14 August 2021.
  3. "Major earthquake in Haiti felt across Caribbean, high casualties expected". Reuters. 14 August 2021. Retrieved 14 August 2021.
  4. "At least 304 dead as Haiti struck by 7.2-magnitude earthquake". the Guardian. 2021-08-14. Retrieved 2021-08-14.
  5. "Haiti earthquake causes several deaths, 'enormous damage': PM". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 2021-08-14.

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