Haiti – Earthquake: An earthquake of 5.9 magnitudes Saturday hit the country whose shocks were felt by the population living in several departments, cities, localities and main counties in the country.
Immediately after the earthquake, some aftershocks were also observed in several Departments and regions from the West particularly at Port-au-Prince and its surrounding areas, in the Northwest especially the city of Port-de-Paix and surrounding localities, after the major earthquake of 5.9 Magnitudes
This situation caused a wave of panic among the population, which is still suffering the aftermath of a prior major disaster caused by another devastating earthquake on January 12, 2010, which caused more than 300,000 deaths and 2 million people homeless.
According to the US Geographical Survey Seismic Unit: USGS / NEIC in Denver, USA and another German agency called GeoForschungsZentrum (GFZ) Potsdam Germany. Both agencies have confirmed scientifically that this is a major Magnitude 5.9 earthquake that shook the ground in Haiti.
Obviously preliminary it seems that it is the famous fault of Enriquillo-Plantain-Garden that has begun to move again, shyly remember that this fault is particularly dangerous for the two countries sharing the island of Hispaniola.
It runs diagonally from south-east of the island to the north-west of vast territory covered the two republics Haiti and Dominicana.
According to some data that we have in hand this recent earthquake in Haiti is no other than the follow-up of a series of earthquakes that a consequent had hit the Dominican Republic of magnitude 5.2 to 3 km northwest of Villa Elisa, Dominican Republic on September 23, 2018 at 05:45:50 (UTC) at 19.708 ° N 71.291 ° W14.0 km depth and affected the regions of Villa Elisa, Monte Cristi, Villa Vásquez, Las Matas de Santa Cruz, Sabaneta, Mao, Valverde, which had caused a lot of material damage.
We would like to point out that the Republic of Haiti and the Dominican Republic have felt: 3 earthquakes over the last 24 hours over 2.0 magnitudes and 13 earthquakes in the last 7 days.
For these two countries, the earth is shaking often and almost more than once a day including 52 earthquakes in the last 30 days and 452 earthquakes in the last 365 days with the most powerful we have been observed in the Dominican Republic last week at 5.2 magnitudes, then another in Port-de-Paix, Northwest, Haiti this week at 5.9 in Port-de-Paix.
We emphasize that all the north and center of Haiti particularly the regions of Artibonite, Center, North, Northeast, Northwest are under constant threat of the strong earthquake possibilities to come if those plate tectonics continues to move.
Definitively Haitians must consider as high-risk earthquake territory and the government should launch some preventional programs to educate the population to be ready for all eventualities or the worst case scenario since there are about 4.5 million people living on the path of this devastating Enriquillo Seismic Fault for only the Haitian part of the island.