A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Bombardopolis in Haiti on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude -73.6456 West, latitude 19.4437 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 21:20:43 / 9:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/12/15 / 2015-12-31 02:20:43 / December 31, 2015 @ 2:20 am. Unique identifier: us10004aj0. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004aj0. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Haiti (c. 9 649 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from Jean-Rabel (c. 5 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jean-Rabel.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 43 km SW of Bombardopolis, Haiti.
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