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First Alert in Action Devastating Earthquake Strikes Haiti

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.

Be Alerted to Critical Events as They Happen
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.

Earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti-1
8/14/21 - 8:39 AM

Earthquake felt in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Building damaged following 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. 

RESIZED Humanitarian aid 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.