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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Cayes Jacmel in Haiti



Earthquake location 18.3173S, -72.4442WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Cayes Jacmel in Haiti on Thursday. The temblor was picked up at 16:07:32 / 4:07 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us20004wlv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004wlv. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.77 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.4442 West, latitude 18.3173 North, depth = 9.77 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/01/16 / 2016-01-28 21:07:32 / January 28, 2016 @ 9:07 pm.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Duvergé, Saint-Marc, Verrettes (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Port-au-Prince (c. 1 234 700 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Carrefour (c. 442 200 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Delmas 73 (c. 382 900 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Pétionville (c. 283 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Croix des Bouquets (c. 229 100 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Jacmel (c. 138 000 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Léogâne (c. 134 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Haiti (c. 9 649 000 pop).

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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 10 km NNW of Cayes Jacmel, Haiti. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.4442° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3173° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km NNW of Cayes Jacmel, Haiti Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-28 21:07:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-13 23:09:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.2 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 341 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 0.105 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 67 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 us20004wlv Id of event.
Event Code 20004wlv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004wlv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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