PAGER - M 7.0 - HAITI REGION

Alert level does not include impacts from earthquake-related hazards such as tsunamis, landslides, fires or liquefaction.

Earthquake Shaking Alert Level: RED

Download Alert PDFWhat's this?Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 at 21:53:10 UTC (16:53:10 local)Location: 18.4° N, 72.6° WDepth: 13kmEvent Id: US2010RJA6Alert Version: 1Created: 36 weeks, 2 days after earthquake.
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Alert Information

Red alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. High casualties and extensive damage are probable and the disaster is likely widespread. Past red alerts have required a national or international response. Estimated economic losses are 20-100% GDP of Haiti.
Estimated FatalitiesFatality Alert Level: RED
ESTIMATED FATALITY ALERT: RED
ESTIMATED FATALITIES (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 (GREEN)0
1 to 9 (YELLOW)0
10 to 99 (YELLOW)0
100 to 999 (ORANGE)
 
2
1 to 10 thousand (RED)
 
11
10 to 100 thousand (RED)
 
29
100 thousand + (RED)
 
34
Estimated Economic LossesEconomic Alert Level: RED
ESTIMATED ECONOMIC ALERT: RED
ESTIMATED VALUE IN USD (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 to 1 million (GREEN)0
1 to 10 million (YELLOW)0
10 to 100 million (YELLOW)
 
5
100 million to 1 billion (ORANGE)
 
25
1 to 10 billion (RED)
 
43
10 to 100 billion (RED)
 
23
100 billion + (RED)
 
4

Detailed Information

Estimated Population Exposed to Earthquake Shaking
Estimated Modified Mercalli IntensityIII-IIIIVVVIVIIVIIIIXX
Est. Population Exposure---*50k*7,468k*6,361k926k598k2,030k908k118k
Perceived ShakingNot FeltWeakLightModerateStrongVery StrongSevereViolentExtreme
Potential Structure DamageResistantnonenonenoneV. LightLightModerateModerate/HeavyHeavyV. Heavy
VulnerablenonenonenoneLightModerateModerate/HeavyHeavyV. HeavyV. Heavy
*Estimated exposure only includes population within calculated shake map area
Population Exposure
Population per ~1 sq. km. from LandScan
Population Exposure Map

Structure Information Summary

Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are highly vulnerable to earthquake shaking, though some resistant structures exist. The predominant vulnerable building types are concrete/cinder block masonry and mud wall construction.

Historical Earthquakes (with MMI)

Date (UTC)Dist (km)MagMax MMI (#)Shaking Deaths
1984-06-243426.7VII (326k)5
1984-06-243555.2V (440k)5
2003-09-222466.4IX (132k)1

Recent earthquakes in this area have caused secondary hazards such as landslides that might have contributed to losses.

Selected Cities Exposedfrom GeoNames Database of Cities with 1,000 or more residents.
MMICityPopulation
XPetit Goave118k
XGrand Goave49k
XGressier26k
IXLeogane134k
IXCarrefour442k
VIIIMiragoane89k
VIIIPort-au-Prince1,235k
VIIIDelmas 73383k
VIVerrettes49k
IVSantiago de los Caballeros556k
IVSanto Domingo2,202k

(k = x1,000)

Historical Events Map
Nearby Events in the EXPO-CAT Earthquake Catalog
#Date/TimeMagLat, Lon, DepthCountryMax MMI (Exposed)DeathsSecondary Effects
ShakingTotal
11979-03-23
19:32 UTC
6.617.97° N, 69.08° W
82km
DOVII (194)00
21980-11-12
05:50 UTC
5.919.44° N, 69.61° W
33km
DOVII (87 k)00
31984-06-24
11:17 UTC
6.717.98° N, 69.37° W
46km
DOVII (326 k)55
41984-06-24
18:18 UTC
5.218.04° N, 69.23° W
25km
DOV (440 k)55
51988-09-05
06:13 UTC
5.618.41° N, 70.43° W
21km
DOVIII (20)00
61991-03-26
12:34 UTC
5.819.78° N, 70.34° W
12km
DOVIII (314)00
71992-01-15
06:58 UTC
5.717.99° N, 70.68° W
15km
DOVI (1 k)00
81993-08-19
15:33 UTC
5.718.38° N, 70.35° W
44km
DOVII (23 k)00
91994-07-12
13:47 UTC
5.619.79° N, 70.95° W
19km
DOVIII (6 k)00
101998-12-28
07:23 UTC
5.620.78° N, 74.73° W
16km
CUVI (33 k)00
112003-09-22
04:45 UTC
6.419.76° N, 70.69° W
14km
DOIX (132 k)11landslide
122003-09-22
05:30 UTC
5.619.76° N, 70.55° W
21km
DOVIII (4 k)00
MMICityPopulation
XPetit Goave118k
XGressier26k
XGrand Goave49k
IXLeogane134k
IXCarrefour442k
VIIIMiragoane89k
VIIIPort-au-Prince1,235k
VIIIPetionville283k
VIIIDelmas 73383k
VIIICabaret4k
VIIIKenscoff42k
VIIJacmel138k
VIICroix des Bouquets229k
VIICotes-de-Fer2k
VIICayes Jacmel2k
VIIFond des Blancs3k
VIIMarigot2k
VIIPetite Riviere de Nippes2k
VIIAnse a Galets7k
VIThomazeau52k
VIAnse-a-Veau2k
VIMirebalais9k
VIAquin5k
VIFond Parisien18k
VIBelle-Anse3k
VIDesarmes16k
VILascahobas8k
VITi Port-de-Paix35k
VIPetit Trou de Nippes2k
VIVerrettes49k
VISaint-Marc66k
VICornillon8k
VJimani7k
VFond Verrettes3k
VHinche19k
VThiote2k
VLa Descubierta6k
VMaissade5k
VTiburon3k
VSaint-Louis du Sud2k
VGrande Saline2k
VPostrer Rio3k
VLes Cayes126k
VBaraderes2k
VThomonde4k
VPedernales11k
VCavaillon1k
VAnse-a-Pitres2k
VTorbeck2k
VHondo Valle4k
VPignon7k
VDessalines12k
VMatayaya1k
VLas Matas de Farfan22k
VComendador12k
VGonaives85k
VVilla Jaragua9k
VGuayabal2k
VChantal2k
VEl Llano2k
VNeiba19k
VMella2k
VThomassique5k
VLos Rios4k
VDuverge13k
VJuan Santiago2k
VCercado Abajo5k
VPedro Santana1k
VBanica1k
VEnnery2k
VCoteaux2k
VCorail3k
VCerca la Source3k
VLas Salinas5k
VCristobal3k
VSaint-Raphael38k
VSaint-Louis du Nord12k
VPerches2k
VAnse Rouge4k
VPetite Anse2k
VLes Irois2k
VBahon2k
VPlaine du Nord2k
VAcul du Nord3k
VVicente Noble11k
VTamayo6k
VLa Uvilla2k
VEl Palmar2k
VBenemerita de San Cristobal154k
VRanquitte1k
VFundacion3k
VEl Penon4k
VCachon2k
VCabral12k
VQuartier Morin1k
VMarmelade2k
VLimonade4k
VSan Juan de la Maguana73k
VDajabon16k
VOuanaminthe10k
VFond Bassin Bleu1k
VDondon5k
VCaracol2k
VRestauracion2k
VRoche-a-Bateau2k
VLes Anglais8k
VFerrier4k
VDerac2k
VMont Organise2k
VCarice2k
VPescaderia2k
VJuancho2k
VJaquimeyes3k
VPhaeton2k
VPedro Corto2k
VEl Pino2k
VPlaisance4k
VGalvan6k
VMilot6k
VGrande Riviere du Nord9k
VFort Liberte11k
VVallejuelo5k
VEnriquillo5k
VPepillo Salcedo4k
VRio Limpio1k
VTrou du Nord11k
VJeremie98k
VPolo2k
VPort-a-Piment4k
VLimbe33k
VChardonniere4k
VPilate4k
VGros Morne7k
VLoma de Cabrera7k
VMoron2k
VOviedo3k
VLas Matas de Santa Cruz10k
VConcepcion de La Vega102k
VCastanuelas4k
VPort Margot3k
VBaie de Henne2k
VPartido2k
VJuan de Herrera6k
VBombardopolis2k
VSan Fernando de Monte Cristi17k
VCanoa2k
VCana Chapeton2k
VCap-Haitien135k
VArcahaie4k
VSanta Cruz de Barahona77k
VMoca62k
VChambellan1k
VAbricots1k
VVilla Elisa1k
VPueblo Viejo4k
VVillarpando3k
VParaiso6k
VLa Cienaga3k
VLe Borgne4k
VSabana Yegua11k
VEl Carril3k
VBajos de Haina67k
VMole Saint-Nicolas3k
VMao48k
VJaibon5k
VJean-Rabel5k
VDame-Marie6k
VCayetano Germosen3k
VSabaneta16k
VPadre Las Casas8k
VMaizal3k
VLaguna Salada8k
VAmina2k
VBohechio2k
VTamboril23k
VLicey al Medio6k
VJicome2k
VEsperanza42k
IVVilla Bisono33k
IVTabara Arriba4k
IVSantiago de los Caballeros556k
IVGuatapanal2k
IVYayas de Viajama6k
IVSabana Buey2k
IVPalmar de Ocoa2k
IVEstero Hondo2k
IVVilla Vasquez12k
IVMoncion7k
IVSan Gregorio de Nigua12k
IVPeralta7k
IVEl Guayabal3k
IVSan Jose de Las Matas10k
IVRio Verde Arriba4k
IVMatanzas4k
IVHatillo Palma4k
IVAzua de Compostela59k
IVTireo Arriba4k
IVLa Caya1k
IVJuncalito Abajo1k
IVConstanza29k
IVLas Charcas5k
IVEstebania6k
IVVilla Tapia3k
IVJarabacoa30k
IVTenares7k
IVSan Victor Arriba6k
IVSalsipuedes12k
IVLos Hidalgos3k
IVFantino10k
IVPizarrete3k
IVNizao7k
IVLa Canela4k
IVBonao73k
IVVilla Isabela4k
IVSabana Iglesia5k
IVLas Guaranas10k
IVBaitoa2k
IVVilla Gonzalez10k
IVPaya7k
IVPalmar Arriba4k
IVBani67k
IVYamasa12k
IVSan Jose de Ocoa21k
IVGuananico3k
IVEsperalvillo5k
IVJuan Lopez Abajo2k
IVAltamira5k
IVBaracoa48k
IVHostos2k
IVCastillo6k
IVSabana Grande de Palenque5k
IVSabana del Puerto1k
IVPimentel10k
IVRincon6k
IVPedro Garcia1k
IVJima Abajo6k
IVImbert8k
IVEl Cacao2k
IVCambita Garabitos13k
IVYaguate6k
IVPiedra Blanca9k
IVJuan Adrian1k
IVVilla Riva6k
IVMonte Plata16k
IVArenoso3k
IVSabana Grande de Boya17k
IVNagua34k
IVMajagual1k
IVEl Factor7k
IVJamao al Norte2k
IVVilla Altagracia40k
IVGonzalo2k
IVSan Francisco de Macoris125k
IVBayaguana21k
IVSanchez11k
IVJoba Arriba1k
IVVeragua Arriba6k
IVLa Entrada1k
IVGaspar Hernandez7k
IVArroyo Salado2k
IVLos Botados4k
IVDon Juan2k
IVCevicos4k
IVMoa93k
IVSosua9k
IVRio San Juan9k
IVAgua Santa del Yuna2k
IVRio Guayabal de Yateras26k
IVLuperon4k
IVSanto Domingo2,202k
IVSagua de Tanamo18k
IVSan Felipe de Puerto Plata120k
IVCabrera5k
IVCotui42k
IIIGuantanamo273k

(k = x1,000)


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