On August 14, 2021, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, killing more than 2,000 people and injuring nearly 13,000 more. Hundreds of thousands of homes and key infrastructures were destroyed across the country. First Alert delivered early, real-time, breaking news alerts on the event and its aftershocks, providing critical information to first responders and emergency personnel and allowing them to accelerate relief efforts.

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8/14/21 – 8/18/21

First Alert Provided Real-time Breaking News From the Earthquake Onset to Aftermath

First Alert’s continuous coverage offered clear and comprehensive visibility into impacts on different regions, helping responders meet humanitarian needs appropriately.

Effects of 2021 earthquake to Haiti's key infrastructure.

8/14/21 – 8:39 AM

Earthquake felt in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Building damaged following 2021 earthquake in Haiti

8/14/21 – 8:50 AM

Collapsed structures and debris in Jeremie, Haiti following magnitude 7.0 earthquake.

Tsunami warning following 2021 earthquake in Haiti.

8/14/21 – 9:42 AM

Tsunami alert issued following magnitude 7.2 earthquake in Haiti.

Humanitarian aid delivered following earthquake in Haiti.

8/15/21 – 9:56 PM

US military assessment team arrives to evaluate assistance possibilities to USAID response to earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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