A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Croix des Bouquets in Haiti. Id of earthquake: us2000iu8m. Event ids that are associated: us2000iu8m. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -72.1514° West, 18.5936° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/12/18 / 2018-12-16 16:15:44 / December 16, 2018 @ 4:15 pm. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:15:44 / 11:15 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Dessalines, Pignon, Saint-Marc. Event epicenter was 20 km (13 miles) from Port-au-Prince (c. 1 234 700 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Carrefour (c. 442 200 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Delmas 73 (c. 382 900 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Pétionville (c. 283 100 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Croix des Bouquets (c. 229 100 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Jacmel (c. 138 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Haiti (c. 9 649 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 8 km ENE of Croix des Bouquets, Haiti. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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