A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck southwestern Haiti on 14 August at 8:30 am local time. The earthquake occurred 13km to the south-southeast of Petit-Trou-de-Nippes, in the department of Nippes, at a depth of 10km. Most affected departments include Sud, Grand’Anse, and Nippes, with Les Cayes, Aquin, Cavaillon, Petite-Rivière-de-Nippes, and Anse-a-Veau arrondissements known to be particularly affected and exposed to severe shaking (level VIII on the modified Mercalli intensity scale). The impact of the earthquake was felt in all departments of the country, including the capital Port-au-Prince, around 125km to the east.
The latest ACAPS briefing note looks at the impact the recent earthquake has and will have in Haiti.
The briefing note is available on the left.