Haiti - FLASH : 2 earthquakes of magnitude greater than 5 (Provisional report Update 3:48 pm)
This Monday, January 24, 2022, at 8:16 and 23 seconds in the morning, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 on the Richter scale was recorded 3 km South South-West of Anse-à-Veau (Dept. Nippes )
The epicenter was located at 18.468° North latitude and 73.335° West longitude at a depth of 10 kilometers, 26 km northwest of Miragoâne (Dept. Nippes), 50km west of Petit-Goâve (Dept. Where is). This earthquake was felt in the metropolitan area.
The second earthquake of "lower" intensity occurred at 9:06 a.m. and 43 seconds in the morning, with a magnitude of 5.1 on the Richter scale, was recorded 4 km West South-West of Petite Rivière de Nippes (Dept. Nippes).
The epicenter was located at 18.465° north latitude and 73.274° west longitude at a depth of 9.7 kilometers 8.5 km south-east of Anse-à-Veau (Dept. Nippes), 20 km east of Miragoane (Dept. Nippes). This earthquake was also felt in the metropolitan area.
Update 11:18am :
First partial assessment Nippes earthquake January 24, 2022 : one dead in Fonds-des-Nègres, 3 injured in the city center of Petite-Rivière as well as some damaged houses, according to the departmental delegate.
The DPC of Nippes informs that houses are damaged in Fond des Lianes. The road is cracked near St Sauveur and the Pont de Teinturier at Petite Rivière de Nippes.
Volunteers are deployed to ask the population not to stay under concrete roofs.
Update 1:46 pm
2 dead (1 in Anse-à-Veau, 1 in Fond des Nègres)
Minor injuries were recorded in Miragoâne and Fonds des Bègres.
35 houses damaged in Anse-à-Veau
The road is damaged in St-Sauveur and Petite-Rivière-de-Nippes...the Teinturier bridge is also damaged.
According to the geological engineer Claude Prepetit, the earthquake of this Monday felt in several departments, including the West, the Nippes and the North, is of magnitude 5.6 and is located in the Nippes region in Anse-à-Veau. "These are the aftershocks of August 14," he said.
UPDATE 3:48 p.m.
The Directorate of Civil Protection (DPC) has just provided a new provisional report:
- 2 dead
Details : A man died in Fond des Nègres following the sliding of a piece of sand in a quarry in Pemerle.
A lady died following the collapse of a wall in the locality of Colico.
- 52 wounded
- 191 houses destroyed
- 591 houses damaged
- 834 affected families
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