PAGER - M 5.9 - HAITI REGION

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

Earthquake Shaking Alert Level: ORANGE

Download Alert PDFWhat's this?Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 at 11:03:43 UTC (06:03:43 local)Location: 18.4° N, 72.8° WDepth: 10kmEvent Id: US2010RSBBAlert Version: 1Created: 35 weeks, 2 days after earthquake.
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Alert Information

Orange alert level for shaking-related fatalities. Significant casualties are likely and the disaster is potentially widespread. Past events with this alert level have required a regional or national level response. Yellow alert level for economic losses. Some damage is possible. Estimated economic losses are less than 1% of GDP of Haiti.
Estimated FatalitiesFatality Alert Level: ORANGE
ESTIMATED FATALITY ALERT: ORANGE
ESTIMATED FATALITIES (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 (GREEN)
 
2
1 to 9 (YELLOW)
 
10
10 to 99 (YELLOW)
 
28
100 to 999 (ORANGE)
 
35
1 to 10 thousand (RED)
 
20
10 to 100 thousand (RED)
 
5
100 thousand + (RED)1
Estimated Economic LossesEconomic Alert Level: YELLOW
ESTIMATED ECONOMIC ALERT: YELLOW
ESTIMATED VALUE IN USD (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 to 1 million (GREEN)
 
12
1 to 10 million (YELLOW)
 
36
10 to 100 million (YELLOW)
 
38
100 million to 1 billion (ORANGE)
 
13
1 to 10 billion (RED)1
10 to 100 billion (RED)0
100 billion + (RED)0

Detailed Information

Estimated Population Exposed to Earthquake Shaking
Estimated Modified Mercalli IntensityIII-IIIIVVVIVIIVIIIIXX
Est. Population Exposure---*229k*12,404k4,085k498k109k15k00
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
1984-06-243666.7VII (326k)5
1984-06-243795.2V (440k)5
1994-07-122475.6VIII (6k)0

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
VIIIGrand Goave49k
VIIPetit Goave118k
VILeogane134k
VGressier26k
VCotes-de-Fer2k
VJacmel138k
VMiragoane89k
VVerrettes49k
VPort-au-Prince1,235k
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
VIIIGrand Goave49k
VIIPetit Goave118k
VILeogane134k
VGressier26k
VCotes-de-Fer2k
VMiragoane89k
VJacmel138k
VFond des Blancs3k
VAnse a Galets7k
VPetite Riviere de Nippes2k
VCayes Jacmel2k
VAnse-a-Veau2k
VCabaret4k
VAquin5k
VMarigot2k
VCroix des Bouquets229k
VKenscoff42k
VPetit Trou de Nippes2k
VMirebalais9k
VBaraderes2k
VVerrettes49k
VSaint-Marc66k
VFond Parisien18k
VGrande Saline2k
VThomazeau52k
VDesarmes16k
VSaint-Louis du Sud2k
VPort-au-Prince1,235k
VDessalines12k
VCarrefour442k
VBelle-Anse3k
IVCavaillon1k
IVTorbeck2k
IVLes Cayes126k
IVThomonde4k
IVMaissade5k
IVGonaives85k
IVCornillon8k
IVCorail3k
IVPetionville283k
IVDelmas 73383k
IVChantal2k
IVPedernales11k
IVHinche19k
IVAnse-a-Pitres2k
IVJimani7k
IVFond Verrettes3k
IVThiote2k
IVLascahobas8k
IVPostrer Rio3k
IVLos Rios4k
IVAnse Rouge4k
IVRoche-a-Bateau2k
IVPetite Anse2k
IVCoteaux2k
IVPedro Santana1k
IVMatayaya1k
IVBanica1k
IVNeiba19k
IVLas Matas de Farfan22k
IVLa Descubierta6k
IVJeremie98k
IVHondo Valle4k
IVThomassique5k
IVPlaine du Nord2k
IVAcul du Nord3k
IVComendador12k
IVPignon7k
IVLes Anglais8k
IVEnnery2k
IVChardonniere4k
IVGuayabal2k
IVJuan Santiago2k
IVSaint-Raphael38k
IVMarmelade2k
IVQuartier Morin1k
IVLimonade4k
IVRanquitte1k
IVBahon2k
IVVilla Jaragua9k
IVLas Salinas5k
IVEl Llano2k
IVDuverge13k
IVCristobal3k
IVCaracol2k
IVPlaisance4k
IVDondon5k
IVCerca la Source3k
IVLoma de Cabrera7k
IVCercado Abajo5k
IVSaint-Louis du Nord12k
IVGros Morne7k
IVTi Port-de-Paix35k
IVVicente Noble11k
IVTamayo6k
IVPescaderia2k
IVOviedo3k
IVLa Uvilla2k
IVJaquimeyes3k
IVFundacion3k
IVEl Penon4k
IVEl Palmar2k
IVCachon2k
IVCabral12k
IVPort-a-Piment4k
IVPilate4k
IVPhaeton2k
IVFort Liberte11k
IVFerrier4k
IVCarice2k
IVMella2k
IVSan Juan de la Maguana73k
IVJuancho2k
IVMilot6k
IVGrande Riviere du Nord9k
IVBaie de Henne2k
IVPepillo Salcedo4k
IVJuan de Herrera6k
IVLimbe33k
IVDerac2k
IVDame-Marie6k
IVFond Bassin Bleu1k
IVPedro Corto2k
IVEl Pino2k
IVPerches2k
IVBombardopolis2k
IVGalvan6k
IVTrou du Nord11k
IVPort Margot3k
IVVallejuelo5k
IVRestauracion2k
IVMont Organise2k
IVMoron2k
IVMole Saint-Nicolas3k
IVChambellan1k
IVArcahaie4k
IVAbricots1k
IVLas Matas de Santa Cruz10k
IVCastanuelas4k
IVLe Borgne4k
IVCap-Haitien135k
IVRio Limpio1k
IVJean-Rabel5k
IVPolo2k
IVTiburon3k
IVSan Fernando de Monte Cristi17k
IVDajabon16k
IVOuanaminthe10k
IVCana Chapeton2k
IVLes Irois2k
IVVilla Elisa1k
IVPueblo Viejo4k
IVParaiso6k
IVPartido2k
IVEnriquillo5k
IVCanoa2k
IVSanta Cruz de Barahona77k
IVLa Cienaga3k
IVMao48k
IVJaibon5k
IVAzua de Compostela59k
IVVillarpando3k
IVSabaneta16k
IVSabana Yegua11k
IVEsperanza42k
IVLas Charcas5k
IVEstero Hondo2k
IVEstebania6k
IVPalmar de Ocoa2k
IVYayas de Viajama6k
IVSabana Iglesia5k
IVSabana Buey2k
IVPadre Las Casas8k
IVBohechio2k
IVVilla Isabela4k
IVMoncion7k
IVVilla Vasquez12k
IVTabara Arriba4k
IVEl Guayabal3k
IVLuperon4k
IVRio Verde Arriba4k
IVPeralta7k
IVBani67k
IVVilla Gonzalez10k
IVHatillo Palma4k
IVVilla Tapia3k
IVSan Jose de Las Matas10k
IVConstanza29k
IVAmina2k
IVLicey al Medio6k
IVLaguna Salada8k
IVLa Caya1k
IVCayetano Germosen3k
IVBaracoa48k
IVYaguate6k
IVTireo Arriba4k
IVTenares7k
IVJuncalito Abajo1k
IVGuatapanal2k
IVFantino10k
IVSosua9k
IVSan Francisco de Macoris125k
IVMaizal3k
IVSabana Grande de Palenque5k
IVLos Hidalgos3k
IVBenemerita de San Cristobal154k
IVSan Jose de Ocoa21k
IVLas Guaranas10k
IVJicome2k
IVGuananico3k
IVVilla Bisono33k
IVJarabacoa30k
IVEl Carril3k
IVBajos de Haina67k
IVPimentel10k
IVLa Canela4k
IVEsperalvillo5k
IVAltamira5k
IVSantiago de los Caballeros556k
IVMatanzas4k
IVBaitoa2k
IVImbert8k
IVHostos2k
IVDon Juan2k
IVConcepcion de La Vega102k
IVCastillo6k
IVCevicos4k
IVBonao73k
IVVilla Riva6k
IVSanto Domingo2,202k
IVSabana del Puerto1k
IVJuan Adrian1k
IVRio San Juan9k
IVGuantanamo273k
IVSan Victor Arriba6k
IVSan Felipe de Puerto Plata120k
IVRincon6k
IVPaya7k
IVMoca62k
IVJuan Lopez Abajo2k
IVJima Abajo6k
IVEl Cacao2k
IVArenoso3k
IVSabana Grande de Boya17k
IVPiedra Blanca9k
IVPedro Garcia1k
IVCambita Garabitos13k
IVAgua Santa del Yuna2k
IVVilla Altagracia40k
IVPizarrete3k
IVNizao7k
IVLa Entrada1k
IVCabrera5k
IVArroyo Salado2k
IVSalsipuedes12k
IVSan Gregorio de Nigua12k
IVJamao al Norte2k
IVSagua de Tanamo18k
IVVeragua Arriba6k
IVCotui42k
IVYamasa12k
IVLos Botados4k
IVJoba Arriba1k
IVGaspar Hernandez7k
IVRio Guayabal de Yateras26k
IVTamboril23k
IVMajagual1k
IVNagua34k
IVEl Factor7k
IIIMoa93k
IIIPalmar Arriba4k

(k = x1,000)


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