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Haiti - FLASH : 7 new aftershocks in the southern peninsula
14/08/2021 12:47:01

Haiti - FLASH : 7 new aftershocks in the southern peninsula
Saturday August 14, after an earthquake of 8 hours 29 minutes and 8 seconds (08:29:08) in the morning, with a magnitude 7.2 on the Richter scale which occurred in the department of Nippes 12 km to the North East of Saint-Louis du Sud (South Dept.) At 18.352 degrees North latitude, 73.480 degrees West longitude, at a depth of 10 km https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-34479-haiti-flash-magnitude-72-earthquake-in-the-nippes.html 7 new aftershocks shook the earth.

5.2 on the Richter scale:

9:14 a.m.
** 4.4 on the Richter scale:
4 km from Petit-Trou-de-Nippes

9:14 a.m.
** 4.1 on the Richter scale:
9 km from Petit-Trou-de-Nippes

10:28 a.m.
** 4.6 on the Richter scale:
6 km from Petit-Trou-de-Nippes 10:28 AM

10:40 a.m.
** 4.2 on the Richter scale:
8 km from Baradères 10:40 AM

10:57 a.m.
** 4.6 on the Richter scale:
4 km from Baradères, 10:57 AM

11:17 a.m.
* 3.8 on the Richter scale:
Anse à Veau, 37 km northeast of Les Cayes

(Source: ** U.S. Geological Survey & * Volcano Discovery)

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has issued a red alert regarding the death toll, which means the institute expects a high death toll, which may require international assistance.

Hospital situation :
Hospitals are overwhelmed by the arrival of a large number of injured received many injured, the Immaculate Conception Hospital in Les Cayes has appealed for help to obtain drugs as well as additional resources to deal with the situation. "We are receiving a lot of displaced people. We are overwhelmed. We are calling for help. We need doctors, nurses, medicine"

The MSPP has launched blood donation https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-34485-icihaiti-earthquake-call-for-blood-donation.html

8 people have already lost their lives in the city of Bomon. In Jérémie, the wounded flock to Saint-Antoine de Jérémie hospital in need of reinforcement and medicine.

Message from PM Ariel Henry
"I appeal to the spirit of solidarity and commitment of all Haitians, in order to come together to face this dramatic situation that we are currently experiencing.

I extend my sympathies to the parents of the victims of this violent earthquake which caused several losses in human and material lives in several geographical departments of the country.

Unity is strength."

Press briefing COUN

TB/ PI/ HaitiLibre

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