Product ID: 3343 - English
Published: 16 Aug, 2021
GLIDE: EQ20210814HTI


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Status: Destroyed and damaged structures observed. 
Further action(s): full assessment to be conducted
A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck Haiti on August 14 2021, at 8:29am local time. The earthquake occurred 78 miles (125km) west of the capital city of Port-au-Prince at a depth of 6.2 miles (10 kilometres). The epicentre of the earthquake was recorded in Haiti?s southwest peninsula, approximately 125km west of Port-au-Prince. The United States Geological Society (USGS) scientists expect that this event will trigger aftershocks which will decrease in frequency over time. 
Damage 
Three departments have been affected: Nippe, Grande'Anse and the Sud, specifically the cities of Les Cayes, Jeremie and Anse à Veux. According to ECHO, 1,860 houses have been damaged or destroyed in Nippe, with data unavailable for other departments. Other reports indicate that more than 700 collapsed buildings have been destroyed, including hospitals and schools and at least 3,778 homes destroyed with further damage to infrastructure and roads. 
Deaths and Injuries 
A number of sources have noted that the Civil Protection authorities report 304 deaths and 1,800 injured with numbers expected to rise. 
Storm Grace 
Tropical storm Grace is approaching Haiti from East-South-East and it is expected to make landfall on 16th August. Heavy rains are expected across southern terrains which may lead to flash floods and urban flooding, and possible mudslides. 
Actions 
The United Nations Satellite Centre was activated to support the disaster assessment (GLIDE number: EQ-2021-000116-HTI/EQ20210814HTI)
?70km radius from epicenter
Damaged structures observed at Jeremie Commune, Grande' Anse Department as of 15 August 2021;
?42km radius from epicenter
Damaged structures observed at Miragoane City, Nippes department as of 15 August 2021;
?37km radius from epicenter
Destroyed structures, church, and buildings at Hôtel le Manguier observed at  Les Cayes City, South Department as of 15 August 2021;
?20km radius from epicenter
Damaged structures observed at Sanit Louis Du Sud Town, Saint Louis du Sud Commune, South Department as of 15 August 2021;
Damaged structures observed at Cavaillon Town and Cavaillon Commune, South Department as of 15 August 2021;
?17km radius from epicenter
Damaged structures observed at Anse-A-Veau Commune, Nippes Department  as of 15 August 2021;
?4-8km radius from epicenter
Damaged structures observed at L'Asile Commune, Nippes Department as of 15 August 2021;
(1) Satellite Image (Post-event)
Pleiades/ 15 Aug 2021
Copyright: CNES (2021), distribution Airbus D&S
Source : Airbus DS
(2) Satellite Image (Pre-event)
Pleiades / 18 Feb 2020
Copyright: CNES (2020), distribution Airbus D&S
Source : Airbus DS
Pleiades / 27 Jan 2021
Copyright: CNES (2021), distribution Airbus D&S
Source : Airbus DS
Worlview-2 / 29 Dec 2019
Copyright: 2019 Digital Globe
Source: USGS / HDDS
Worlview-3 / 14 Oct 2020
Copyright: 2019 Digital Globe
Source: USGS / HDDS
Worlview-2 / 27 Feb 2021
Copyright: 2021 Digital Globe
Source: Maxar, Basemap
Worlview-3 / 18 May 2021
Worlview-2 / 13 & 24 Jul 2021
Copyright: 2021 Digital Globe
Source: Source: USGS / HDDS
(3) Ancillary data
Administrative boundaries: Centre National de l'Information
Géo-Spatiale (CNIGS), HDX
Populated places: OpenStreetMap
Analysis: United Nations Satellite Centre (UNOSAT)
Production: United Nations Satellite Centre (UNOSAT)