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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Les Anglais in Haiti



Earthquake location 18.3474S, -74.2165WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Les Anglais in Haiti. The epicenter was at a depth of 12.25 km (8 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/11/16 / 2016-11-12 06:00:47 / November 12, 2016 @ 6:00 am. The temblor was reported at 01:00:47 / 1:00 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -74.2165 West, latitude 18.3474 North, depth = 12.25 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000772w. Id of event: us1000772w.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Haiti (c. 9 649 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aquin, Les Cayes, Jérémie. Earthquake epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Les Cayes (c. 125 800 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Jérémie (c. 97 500 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Les Anglais (c. 8 200 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Dame-Marie (c. 6 000 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Aquin (c. 5 200 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 one 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 4 km N of Les Anglais, Haiti.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.2165° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3474° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km N of Les Anglais, Haiti Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-12 06:00:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-12 06:25:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 298 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 1.537 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 52 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 us1000772w Id of event.
Event Code 1000772w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000772w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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