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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Grande Saline in Haiti

Earthquake location 19.2335S, -73.1343WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Grande Saline in Haiti on Wednesday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:55:55 / 12:55 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10004c5f. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004c5f. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -73.1343° West, 19.2335° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/01/16 / 2016-01-06 17:55:55 / January 6, 2016 @ 5:55 pm.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lenbe, Saint-Louis du Nord, Miragoâne (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Haiti (c. 9 649 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Port-de-Paix (c. 250 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Miragoâne (c. 89 200 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Gonayiv (c. 85 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Saint-Marc (c. 66 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Verrettes (c. 48 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Ti Port-de-Paix (c. 34 700 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 38 km W of Grande Saline, Haiti. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.1343° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.2335° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km W of Grande Saline, Haiti Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-06 17:55:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-07 20:17:34 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 284 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.875 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 78 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10004c5f Id of event.
Event Code 10004c5f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004c5f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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