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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Thomonde in Haiti

Earthquake location 18.946S, -72.0515WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.0515° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.946° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km SW of Thomonde, Haiti Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-02 20:14:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-02 20:44:17 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 10 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 288 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 0.482 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 62 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 us2000aej6 Id of event.
Event Code 2000aej6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000aej6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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