Magnitude 5.9 - HAITI REGION

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2010 January 20 11:03:43 UTC

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Earthquake Details

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Magnitude5.9
Date-Time
Location18.425°N, 72.805°W
Depth10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
RegionHAITI REGION
Distances55 km (35 miles) WSW of PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti
105 km (65 miles) E of Les Cayes, Haiti
160 km (100 miles) SSW of Cap-Haitien, Haiti
1110 km (690 miles) SE of Miami, Florida
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 3.4 km (2.1 miles); depth fixed by location program
ParametersNST=218, Nph=218, Dmin=171.2 km, Rmss=0.84 sec, Gp= 25°,
M-type=centroid moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8
Source
  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDus2010rsbb
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Felt Reports

Felt (IV) at Delmas, Petionville and Port-au-Prince. Also felt at Anse a Galets, Carrefour, Grand Goave, Kenscoff, Les Cayes, Miragoane, Pignon and Saint-Marc. Felt (III) at Santiago, Dominican Republic. Also felt at Jarabacoa, Jimani, La Vega, Licey al Medio, Moca and Santo Domingo. Felt at Mona, Jamaica.

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