Haiti Earthquake 2021

On the August 14th, 2021 at 08:29 local time, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti with a depth of approximately 10 km. The epicentre was located in the department Nippes, central on Haiti's southern peninsula.

Approximately 2.3 Million people were exposed within a 100 km radius, 800,000 people were directly affected, 650,000 were in need of humanitarian assistance, more than 137,000 homes were damaged or destroyed including critical infrastructure, more than 12,200 people were injured and at least 2,248 people were killed.

Economic damage is estimated to be at least 1.5 billion USD, approximately 10 percent of Haiti's GDP.
— Simon Groß, et al. (2023) "Exploring MapSwipe as a Crowdsourcing Tool for Rapid Damage Assessment: The Case of the 2021 Haiti Earthquake" 26th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science