Haiti Earthquake 2010
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The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake centered approximately 10 miles (16 km) from Port-au-Prince, Haiti at 4:53:09 p.m. local time (21:53:09 UTC) on Tuesday 12 January 2010. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.2 miles (10.0 km). The United States Geological Survey recorded a series of aftershocks, ten of them above magnitude 5.0, including ones measuring 5.9 and 5.5.
This page will serve as a collection point for radio communications data related to the quake.
US Military and Coast Guard
The COTHEN network is active with US Coast Guard assets passing US Citizen injury reports and damage estimates for Haiti. All frequencies in USB and assets use ALE for call connections. 9025 (HF-GCS) has been noted with ALE traffic
The Coast Guard is also using their standard HF frequencies for operations as well:
5696 8983 11201
CANFORCE Canadian Armed Forces
11206 11436 15025 (possibly)
Amateur Radio Operations
International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region II Area C Emergency Coordinator Arnie Coro, CO2KK requested that the following frequencies be kept clear for emergency traffic related to the quake.
7045 kHz 3720 kHz
SATERN Nets are active on these frequencies:
14.265 MHz Primary Daytime. 7265 and 3977.7 KHz evening and night
The Global ALE High Frequency Network (HFN) is on alert and ready to communicate using the following frequencies:
HFN net (text/internet/sounding/calling)
3596.0 USB 7102.0 USB 10145.5 USB 14109.0 USB 18106.0 USB 21096.0 USB 24926.0 USB 28146.0 USB
HFL net (emcomm/voice/calling)
3791.0 USB 7185.5 USB 14346.0 USB 18117.5 USB 21437.5 USB 24932.0 USB 28312.5 USB
Local Haiti Operations
USCG Herc-20 passed the following info to USCG District 7 during a phone patch through DHS Service Center
127.0 VHF AM used for all UN Aircraft operating in the vicinity of Haiti 124.5 VHF AM is Port au Prince Temporary tower frequency