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Haiti - Environment : 137 earthquakes in February (down)
Four of them reached magnitudes between 4.0 and 4.9, including 1 in the North-West and 3 in Grand'Anse.
Compared to the month of January (311), the month of February recorded 174 fewer earthquakes, a reduction of almost 55.9%. This decrease is due first to the decreases over time in the aftershocks of the earthquake of August 14, 2021 (main shock of magnitude 7.2 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-34479-haiti-flash-magnitude-72-earthquake-in-the-nippes.html ) near the Asile in the Nippes and then to the gradual decreases of the new aftershocks of the earthquake of January 24, 2022 (main shock of magnitude 5.3 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-35794-haiti-flash-2-earthquakes-of-magnitude-greater-than-5-provisional-report-update-3-48-pm.html ) near Anse-à-Veau, still in the Nips.
In February 2022, departments most affected:
Nippes: 44 earthquakes (32.1%);
Grand’Anse: 44 earthquakes (32.1%);
South: 31 earthquakes (22.6%);
That is a total of 119 earthquakes out of 137 for these three departments, which represents 86.8% of the earthquakes recorded for the month of February in the 10 departments.
The depth of the earthquakes that occurred during the month of February is between 0 and 84 km and are qualified as superficial earthquakes.