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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 16 km NNW of Ti Port-de-Paix, Haiti

Earthquake location 20.0598S, -72.9122WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Ti Port-de-Paix in Haiti. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -72.9122 West, latitude 20.0598 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 15:00:17 / 3:00 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000h8hi. Unique identifier: us1000h8hi. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/10/18 / 2018-10-07 20:00:17 / October 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Trou du Nord, Saint-Raphaël, Dessalines. Close country/countries that might be effected, Haiti (c. 9 649 000 pop). The epicenter was 16 km (10 miles) from Port-de-Paix (c. 250 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Okap (c. 134 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Gonayiv (c. 85 000 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Saint-Raphaël (c. 37 700 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Ti Port-de-Paix (c. 34 700 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Lenbe (c. 32 600 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Dessalines (c. 12 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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: 16 km NNW of Ti Port-de-Paix, Haiti.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.9122° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 20.0598° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km NNW of Ti Port-de-Paix, Haiti Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-10-07 20:00:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-07 20:18:35 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 418 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 1.635 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 55 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000h8hi Id of event.
Event Code 1000h8hi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000h8hi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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