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:


CANFORCE Canadian Armed Forces


SOUTHCOM operations

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