A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Thomonde in Haiti on Saturday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:14:08 / 3:14 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15.7 km (10 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/09/17 / 2017-09-02 20:14:08 / September 2, 2017 @ 8:14 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -72.0515° West, 18.946° North, depth 15.7 km. Unique identifier: us2000aej6. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000aej6.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lenbe, Okap, Galván (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Haiti (c. 9 649 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 54 km (34 miles) from Port-au-Prince (c. 1 234 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Carrefour (c. 442 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Delmas 73 (c. 382 900 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Pétionville (c. 283 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Croix des Bouquets (c. 229 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Okap (c. 134 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 11 km SW of Thomonde, Haiti.
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