A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Petionville in Haiti. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/05/16 / 2016-05-14 01:38:24 / May 14, 2016 @ 1:38 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9.04 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10005hm5. Event ids that are associated: us10005hm5. Exact location of event, longitude -72.2934 West, latitude 18.5045 North, depth = 9.04 km. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:38:24 / 9:38 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 6 km (4 miles) from Port-au-Prince (c. 1 234 700 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Carrefour (c. 442 200 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Delmas 73 (c. 382 900 pop), 1 km (1 miles) from Pétionville (c. 283 100 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Croix des Bouquets (c. 229 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Haiti (c. 9 649 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mayisad, Comendador, Anse à Galets (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days 0 and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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