A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Ti Port-de-Paix in Haiti on Tuesday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:05:26 / 9:05 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.64 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -72.9869° West, latitude 20.0612° North, depth = 12.64 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 17/10/18 / 2018-10-17 02:05:26 / October 17, 2018 @ 2:05 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hg1h. Id of event: us1000hg1h.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Haiti (c. 9 649 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Okap, Gonayiv, Lenbe (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 21 km (13 miles) from Port-de-Paix (c. 250 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Okap (c. 134 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Gonayiv (c. 85 000 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Ti Port-de-Paix (c. 34 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Lenbe (c. 32 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Saint-Louis du Nord (c. 11 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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. 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: 21 km NW of Ti Port-de-Paix, Haiti.
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