A 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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