Haiti – Earthquake: An earthquake of 5.9 magnitudes Saturday hit the country whose shocks were felt by the population 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 Port-au-Prince and its surrounding areas, in the especially the city of Port-de-Paix and surrounding localities, after the earthquake of 5.9 Magnitudes

This situation caused a wave of panic among the population, which is still suffering the aftermath of a prior 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 Geographical Survey Seismic Unit: USGS / NEIC in Denver, USA and another German agency called GeoForschungsZentrum (GFZ) Potsdam Germany. Both have confirmed scientifically that this is a Magnitude 5.9 earthquake that shook the in Haiti.

This earthquake occurred 19.98 N; 73,03 W and with a depth of 10 km, over a distance 175 km of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Enriquillo-Plantain-Garden Seismic Fault

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 of magnitude 5.2 to 3 km of Villa Elisa, Dominican Republic on September 23, 05:45:50 (UTC) 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 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 including 52 earthquakes in the last 30 days and 452 earthquakes in the last 365 days with the most we have been observed in 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 constant threat of the strong earthquake possibilities to come if those plate tectonics continues to move.

Definitively Haitians must consider as -risk earthquake territory and the government should launch some preventional programs to educate the population to be ready for all eventualities or the worst scenario since there about 4.5 million people on the path of this devastating Enriquillo Seismic Fault for only the Haitian part of the island.