Multiple Tremors Felt In Haiti

Earthquake location 20.0598S, -72.9122W

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Ti Port-de-Paix in Haiti. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -72.9122 West, latitude 20.0598 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 15:00:17 / 3:00 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000h8hi. Unique identifier: us1000h8hi. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/10/18 / 2018-10-07 20:00:17 / October 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Trou du Nord, Saint-Raphaël, Dessalines. Close country/countries that might be effected, Haiti (c. 9 649 000 pop). The epicenter was 16 km (10 miles) from Port-de-Paix (c. 250 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Okap (c. 134 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Gonayiv (c. 85 000 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Saint-Raphaël (c. 37 700 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Ti Port-de-Paix (c. 34 700 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Lenbe (c. 32 600 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Dessalines (c. 12 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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