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List of earthquakes in Haiti

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This is a list of earthquakes in Haiti. Some of them have been very destructive to the country.

List of major earthquakes

Date Region Mag. MMI Fatalities Injuries Comments References
2018-10-07 Port-de-Paix 5.9 Mw V 18 580 Moderate damage [1]
2010-01-12 Port-au-Prince 7.0 Mw IX 100,000–316,000 300,000 Extreme damage
1994-03-02 Port-de-Paix 5.4 Mw V 4 Damaged houses [2]
1953-01-25 5.7 2 Moderate damage NGDC
1887-09-23 Môle-Saint-Nicolas Severe damage / tsunami NGDC
1864-05-19 Jacmel Moderate damage / tsunami NGDC
1860-04-08 Anse-à-Veau Moderate damage / tsunami NGDC
1842-05-07 Cap-Haïtien 8.1 Ms 5,300 Extreme damage / destructive tsunami
1784-07-29 Port-au-PrinceLéogânePetit-Goâve Severe damage NGDC
1775-12-18 Minimal damage / tsunami NGDC
March 1775 Minimal damage / tsunami NGDC
1770-06-03 Port-au-Prince 7.5 Mw 250+ Severe damage / tsunami
1751-11-21 Port-au-Prince 8.0 Ms Severe damage
1751-09-15 Port-au-Prince Moderate damage / tsunami NGDC
1701-11-09 LéogânePetit-Goâve Moderate damage NGDC
1562-12-02 7.7 MI Concepción de la Vega destroyed [3]

Note: The inclusion criteria for adding events are based on WikiProject Earthquakes' notability guideline that was developed for stand alone articles. The principles described also apply to lists. In summary, only damaging, injurious, or deadly events should be recorded

See also


  1. ^ Haiti earthquake toll continues to rise
  2. ^ USGS. "M5.4 - Haiti region". United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ ten Brink, U.; Bakun, W. H.; Flores, C. H. (2011), "Historical perspective on seismic hazard to Hispaniola and the northeast Caribbean region" (PDF), Journal of Geophysical Research, American Geophysical Union: 6–8, doi:10.1029/2011JB008497