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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Ti Port-de-Paix in Haiti

Earthquake location 20.0612S, -72.9869WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.9869° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 20.0612° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km NW 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 2018-10-17 02:05:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-25 00:32:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 298 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 1.662 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 52 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 us1000hg1h Id of event.
Event Code 1000hg1h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hg1h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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