A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Ti Port-de-Paix in Haiti on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 19:11:50 / 7:11 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000h8an. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000h8an. Exact location of event, depth 15.26 km, -73.0058° West, 20.013° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/10/18 / 2018-10-07 00:11:50 / October 7, 2018 @ 12:11 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.26 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 Pignon, Trou du Nord, Saint-Raphaël. The epicenter was 20 km (12 miles) from Port-de-Paix (c. 250 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Okap (c. 134 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Gonayiv (c. 85 000 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Saint-Marc (c. 66 200 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Saint-Raphaël (c. 37 700 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Ti Port-de-Paix (c. 34 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Lenbe (c. 32 600 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Dessalines (c. 12 300 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 20 km WNW of Ti Port-de-Paix, Haiti.
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