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Haiti - Environment : Earthquakes on the rise for 2 months
13/04/2020 09:31:33

Haiti - Environment : Earthquakes on the rise for 2 months
The seismic balance for the month of March 2020, based on the events recorded by the national and regional seismological networks, amounts to 44 earthquakes with magnitudes between 1.2 and 3.4 on the Richter scale.

Compared to February 2020 (42 earthquakes) https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30242-haiti-flash-75-increase-in-the-number-of-earthquakes-in-february.html , the number of earthquakes increased by 4.8% in March 2020 (44 earthquakes). Recall that the balance sheet for February was up 75% compared to January.

Departments most affected by the earthquakes in March :

Southeast: 15 earthquakes (34%);
North West 12 earthquakes (27%);
West with 8 earthquakes (18%),

27 out of 44 earthquakes (61%) were recorded in the South-East and the North-West.

19 earthquakes (43%) occurred at sea, which poses a risk of tsunami if the conditions were met;

The earthquakes of March 2020 mostly occurred at depths between 1 and 66 km, therefore shallow earthquakes.

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