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HAITI: 2018 Earthquake - Situation Report No.1, 7 October 2018

This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It is issued by OCHA Haiti and covers the period from 06 October to 07 October 2018 (3 A.M). The next report will be issued on 07 October 12 P.M.

Main Points

  • An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 occurred 20km north of Port-de-Paix (North West) Saturday, 6 October at 8:10pm local time (New York time). It was felt across the majority of the departments of Haiti and Port-au-Prince (West department) and Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic). 2 replicas occurred. No tsunami alert regarding the seism was launched by the DPC.
  • According to DPC initial damages assessment, Gros Morne in the Artibonite department, Port-de-Paix in the North-West department, Chansolme in the North-West department, Plaisance in the North departement and Tortuga Island in the North departement are affected. 
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Organization(s): 
Government of Haiti - Direction de la Protection Civile
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
07 Oct 2018
Document type: 
Situation Report
Location(s): 
Haiti
Theme(s): 
Field coordination
Humanitarian Assistance
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Haiti: Earthquake - Oct 2018